15-19 May 2023
Go Red is a week of fun, competitive, and informative fundraising events.
Our 2023 focus
For the private and third sectors, as well as the vulnerable communities most affected, climate change poses undeniable challenges. Where can we intersect and collaborate to tackle them? Alongside the fun and lighthearted competition this week, we'll consider this question.
Who takes part in Go Red?
Partners taking part this year include Ramboll, WSP, Mott McDonald, Tony Gee, and ARUP. Three new partners join us for the first time in 2023 - Thornton-Tomasetti, Laing O'Rourke, and AECOM.
It’s not too late to join us! Email email@example.com to let us know you’ll be taking part.
Why do our corporate partners support us? Our partners feature in this video, explaining why they support RedR UK.
If you're not associated with a corporate partner, you can still take part in Go Red events on your own or in a group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how to support you.
Why support RedR UK?
RedR UK supports communities to strengthen capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters. Our team of more than 200 Associate Trainers delivers cutting-edge expertise to humanitarian actors at all levels. We're there for personnel at UN agencies and the world's biggest NGOs, as well as local actors at the grassroots level. We also provide insights for those new to the humanitarian sector, in our flagship "So you think you want to be an aid worker?" course, for instance.
Find out more about our work here.
This week you'll engage with our work, find connections with yours, and truly make a difference for people affected by disaster.
Motivation Monday (15 May): Climate Change panel session
In the first of two webinars we will be bringing together a panel of experts from our Corporate Partners, RedR UK and other Humanitarian organizations to discuss the impact of Climate Change on their organizations and the wider community. Looking at how each sector views Climate change and getting opinions from their perspective.
The panel will be made up of 6 people, 3 from Corporates and 3 from Humanitarian organisations, each giving their perspective on the issues and how each sector is approaching them, followed by a Q&A session.
Register here with a £5 donation to Go Red.
Ruby Tuesday (16 May): Introduction to Mindfulness
Take time to reflect, reset, and, in the words of the Rolling Stones, “catch your dreams before they slip away”. Whether you’re an experienced meditator or it all feels a bit strange to you, mindfulness has undeniable benefits. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK recommends employers make mindfulness available to all employees.
The session includes breath work exercises, a guided body scan meditation, and some practical tools to help you cope with overwhelm. An introduction to a psychometric modality and strengths exercise will help you appreciate your strengths and how you may differ from others. Learn how to draw on them both from within themselves and by utilising strengths in colleagues.
Register here with a £5 donation to Go Red.
Into the Red Zone (17 May): Zwift Virtual Bike Challenge
Two laps of the Greater London Loop, join colleagues from across the sector and whizz around London in aid of RedR UK. This is a private race so you will only be racing RedR UK supporters. Represent your company, get sponsored and help them be top of the leader board.
All you need is your turbo trainer, laptop and plenty of energy Static Bike Challenge. Register here.
Thursday Red Velvet (18 May): Cake Competition and Sale
After yesterday’s efforts your colleagues will love you when you produce the best Red Velvet cake, ever. If you are in the office, then sell the cake, if not take pictures, post them on Facebook and get your friends to donate. Link your donation page to RedR UK, the bigger the donations the higher up the leader board you go. At the end of the week send us a screenshot of your donation page.
Don’t forget to submit yours by emailing email@example.com.
Friday Future Proofing (19 May): DIY for the weekend
It’s almost the weekend – that means it’s time to Wear Red for Go Red with the freedom to fundraise your way. You could:
- Wear Red and donate
- Do a tabletop swap shop – get rid of clutter from the office/home for donations
- Race up the stairs challenge – can you beat the lift/colleagues
Be a great Boss:
- Make the drinks all day, serve your employees and get a donation
- Give time off for our final event of the week –
Friday Future Proofing
In this second of two webinars we will be bringing together corporate partners and fellow humanitarian organisations to discuss how they bridge the gap between the desire to expand, and the impact on those not in high-income contexts, especially in terms of climate change.
Could you giftmatch?
Many companies offer gift matching schemes, matching the donations made by their employees. This is a great way to encourage your employees to donate to RedR UK and double the impact of their donation. If this might be a possibility for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking part! May the best team win...