Regional charities invited to take part in UK’s oldest flag day

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Events  71 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The organisers of Alexandra Rose Day are inviting regional charities to take part in the 2005 collecting campaign in June 2005.Alexandra Rose Day was started by Queen Alexandra in 1912 and has since raised millions of pounds for good causes. This year, collections will take place in June with participating charities able to choose what they spend the money collected on. It is specifically designed for the smaller charities that don’t have the infrastructure to mount their own collecting or flag day.Volunteers are provided with a box of the pink and yellow roses and a region to patrol. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Regional charities invited to take part in UK’s oldest flag day Howard Lake | 20 March 2005 | News Lady Grade, wife of the late Lord Lew Grade, vice chairman of Alexandra Rose Day, said: “Lots of small charities do a wonderful job helping people in so many different ways but they don’t have the back up that we have to arrange a flag day.“We can provide equipment, licences, expertise and a national profile but we need them to know about us. Our only criterion is that they are `people caring ‘in the widest sense.“The little charities we help, help the old, the young, the ill, the handicapped and the lonely.”This year’s annual flag day takes place on Wednesday 15 June in London, and on Saturday 11 or 18 in most other places.Participating charities keep 70% of all they collect, sending 30% to the Alexandra Rose Day charity. New groups pay a one-off registration fee of £30, and of course participating charities have to provide the volunteer collectors.Collections at supermarkets can be arranged on other dates as well, and house-to-house collectionscan be held from 4 June to 18 June inclusive.The first Rose Day in June 1912 involved 10,000 women selling wild roses in London in honour of Queen Alexandra. It raised £32,000, the equivalent of around £2 million today, “for the benefit of the hospitals and charitable institutions in which Her Majesty is interested.” Since then it has become an annual event specifically to benefit smaller and regional charities.last_img

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