Giving Tuesday, or #GivingTuesday, is the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which, in their turn, follow the American Thanksgiving holiday. This year it is Tuesday 27 November. The aim of Giving Tuesday is to promote some altruism, in amongst all the consumerism, and many charities in the UK are now getting on board, ramping up campaigning and taking advantage of the general air of generosity.

You can find out more about Giving Tuesday online, at www.givingtuesday.org.uk, part of the Charities Aid Foundation.

Paypal has announced that it will be match-funding donations received through its PayPal fundraising page, and the PayPal App, up to a maximum of £50,000 on the day, If you are not already registered with PayPal’s Giving Fund Directory, you can do so online.