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#GivingTuesday - A National Day of Giving

As part of #GivingTuesday the Selesti team say goodbye to their “Fat Friday” breakfasts in December opting to donate the money to two great causes instead.

The Selesti team are saving all the cash they typically spend on their “Fat Friday” breakfasts in December and donate to two great causes, The Big Issue Foundation and The Red Cross Ebola Outbreak Appeal.

On Tuesday 2 December 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. #GivingTuesday

The Big Issue Foundation

Selesti are The Big Issue Foundation’s digital agency, delivering paid and organic search campaigns, and working on a new website to launch in 2015.

The Big Issue Foundation offers people who are homeless the opportunity to earn their own money; a livelihood. The Big Issue Foundation, as an independent charity for people who are homeless, offers vendors the opportunity of a life.

Nearly 100 people a week turn to the Big Issue Foundation for an opportunity to help themselves at a time of utter personal crisis. They work with some of the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals in the land; people who have lost more than it is comfortable to imagine, their homes, their families and their sense of themselves in the world. The Big Issue Foundation urgently needs to offer more support and hope for the future. Find out more on how you can help them here.

Selesti employees’ contribution this Christmas is £200 for The Big Issue Foundation.

The Big Issue offers people who are homeless the opportunity to earn their own money; a livelihood. The Big Issue Foundation, as an independent charity for people who are homeless, offers vendors the opportunity of a life. We work tirelessly alongside our vendors to help them deal with the issues that have caused their homelessness or have developed as a result of hitting the streets.” Stephen Robertson, The Big Issue Foundation CEO

The Red Cross Ebola Outbreak Appeal

The Ebola outbreak has been making horrible headlines over the past few months. Selesti’s Managing Director Ollie Blackmore believes it’s most appropriate that Selesti’s annual £500 charity donation should go towards Red Cross volunteers who are working tirelessly across West Africa.

You too can donate today and help the Red Cross to supply protective clothing to volunteers, provide Ebola-killing chlorine and other critical supplies for volunteers working across West Africa.