Hanging Willow

Save the Date

Oh, how time flies! 2015 is certainly ticking on, but there are still plenty of events and fundraising challenges coming up in the second half of the year to test your mind and body while raising money and awareness for some very important causes. If you’re not one to shy away from a challenge, here are a few save the dates that we’ve got marked on our calendar for the months ahead.

In case you missed it, the Ethical Living Challenge officially kicked off today. With 21 days of practical advice delivered straight to your inbox, it’s an ideal way to start your journey towards a more holistically ethical lifestyle. The first of this month also marks the launch of Mindful in May, another online campaign that combines meditation challenges with fundraising. If you want to test your body as well as your brain, it’s not too late to sign up for Live Below the Line 2015. Pledge to spend a week on a $2 per day food budget, share the experience with your friends, and help raise funds for education providers in Cambodia.

Launching on May 8, this year’s edition of Fairtrade Fortnight is just around the corner – visit their website for tips on hosting an event to mark the occasion. Or if you live by the mantra of ‘less is more’, there’s not long to go until Plastic Free July and Buy Nothing New Month. The latter takes place every October, and is the perfect challenge to help you pinch some pennies and sharpen your swapping skills. Do It In A Dress is again raising funds for girls’ education in Sierra Leone this year, also in October. While there are plenty of campaigns happening to help you put the ‘fun’ into fundraising, there’s no better time than the present to lend your support to a good cause without expecting anything in return. To pitch in for the emergency relief effort currently underway in Nepal, make sure you read-up on what Oxfam, Australian Red Cross and UNICEF are doing on the ground. Calendar by Hanging Willow.