Family Friendly Events Around London
Family Action Day for Human Rights
On Sunday 26 November 2017, GenGive and Amnesty International UK came together to bring you a live, experiential event, engaging families and children in the most important human rights issues of our time.
Every year Amnesty International runs Write for Rights, the largest grassroots campaign in the world. The campaign calls upon people across the globe to come together and stand in solidarity with others currently suffering injustice.
Families, wanting to engage their children in the joy of giving to others, to translate charity from a faceless ‘collection box’ to a personal, engaging, empowering experience, came to participate in the first GenGive event.
Over £4,000 was raised in total in a mere 30 minutes, with children bidding in as little as £5 increments with their pocket money although the focus of the event was awakening and igniting our social conscience rather than fundraising.
“It felt like there was a room of people that all had a good heart and wanted to make the world a better place” – Aryan, aged 10
WHO: children 8 and under
WHAT: a community-based hospice providing support for children with life threatening conditions in North London