The Conservation Volunteers are thrilled to announce that we will be one of the ten charities taking part in The Massive Get Together, an online charity event comprising of celebrity entertainment, performance, prize draws and lots of laugh, in a bid to raise £500,000!
This special collaborative event will stream live and online on Thursday 17th September 2020 at 20:00 to an anticipated audience of more than 200,000 and will be hosted by TV and radio presenters Gaby Roslin and Amanda Byram.
As one of the ten charities involved, TCV is inviting the nations to ‘take the night off’ and relax with us to enjoy this fun online event which promises to have ‘something for everyone’ – including no. 1 hits, comedy, and surprise special guest appearances.
UK charities are facing over £12bn loss in income due to the COVID-19 restrictions as critical funding and crucial fundraising events ceased overnight. This means that the UK voluntary sector is expected to face a colossal funding shortfall by the end of the year.
The Massive Get Together is a unique event and opportunity which sees ten charities seamlessly unite for a common goal of responding to the ongoing challenges and impact COVID-19 is having on our sector. In the face of coronavirus, charities are #NeverMoreNeeded for the essential support they provide in crisis and beyond, and how they shape our society for the better.
Chief Executive of The Conservation Volunteers, Darren York said: “During lockdown, we’ve seen how important free access to good quality green spaces is to people, particularly those who don’t have their own garden space. Funds raised through The Massive Get Together will help us bring more people together to create and care for the green spaces upon which any healthy, happy community depends.”
Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters and Founder of The Massive Get Together, Paul Reddish said: “This year the nations’ charities have been critical to so many. They’ve been at the heart of much of the COVID-19 response – from delivering food to supporting those most isolated in every community throughout the UK. Their staff and volunteers continue to provide these vital services, such as end of life care and key support for the vulnerable, despite of the ongoing conditions created by this pandemic.”
The Massive Get Together will provide an evening of entertainment and variety, surprise and intrigue, whilst fundamentally facilitating valuable fundraising for The Conservation Volunteers and the nine other charities involved – Marie Curie, The Children’s Trust, FareShare, St John Ambulance, Royal Voluntary Service, Love Your Neighbour, Crisis, Thames Hospice and Volunteering Matters.
For just £10 audiences will be supporting all 10 incredible UK charities, making a positive difference within action against homelessness and hunger, protecting the vulnerable, connecting communities, supporting end of life care and volunteer provision, as well as helping emergency and crisis response services.
Tickets for The Massive Get Together go live today – people can access the event by donating just £10 to help 10 charities at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-massive-get-together.