Published 21st November 2017

Doctors of the World is taking part in #GivingTuesday on Tuesday 28th November. Will you help our medical teams do something amazing?

What is it all about?

Over the last 6 years, #GivingTuesday has grown from a grassroots movement in the US to become a global phenomenon, acting as a response to the commercialisation and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

What is the key message

  • Doing something good for charity is fun!
  • There are loads of ways to give…
  • Anyone can do good!

Why are we taking part to Giving Tuesday

Doctors of the World relies on the financial support of our amazing donors to run activities and programmes that are providing much needed medical care to many people across the UK and the world.

Last year, 1 in 10 people did something good for charity on Giving Tuesday here in the UK, with a world record set for the most money raised online for charity in 24 hours.

We would love for you to help us promoting this fundraising initiative and our cause. Below are some ideas on how you can help on the day.


Donate via our Facebook page – starting from 12AM Tuesday 28th November Facebook will match all donations received via our Facebook page up to £10,000! If you want for your donation to go even further simply click the donate button on our Facebook page header after 12AM – UK time, and donations will be matched. But hurry, the matching fund is available only until it runs out.

Do a Santa Run for us and raise funds for our medical teams – celebrate Christmas and Giving Tuesday by taking part to our London Santa Run, or set your own challenge in December. It could be your chance to eat as many mince pies in one go, for example!

Bring Christmas cakes to the office and organise a collection among your colleagues. You can also ask your company or employer to match all the funds raised.

Be active on social media! Share our posts and messages on Facebook and Twitter and use hashtag #givingtuesday, asking your friends to donate to Doctors of the World and support the work of our amazing volunteers.

Donate to our Christmas Appeal – this winter you can help children like Saeer and people living in refugee camps across Europe and the Middle East to get all the support they need during the winter months. Winter can be harsh, and children in camps face many risks. Doctors of the World teams will be there to provide safety, protection and care. Will you help our volunteers this winter?

Be an ethical consumer – It is still difficult to avoid looking for presents this time of the year, but you can still do something good while you buy. Why not purchase a pack of our RealityXmas cards or an art print on Prints for Refugees website, with all the proceeds going to Doctors of the World?

Whichever way you decide to celebrate we would love to hear from you!

Please contact us at events@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk if you have any ideas you would like to discuss or resources you might need.

Don’t forget that you can easily organise a fundraiser online by setting up a page on Justgiving.


With your support, Doctors of the World will make sure nobody suffers or dies due to lack of access to healthcare.