On Tuesday 2nd December 2014, local businesses across Colchester came together to raise money as part of our #GivingTuesday campaign.

As part of this campaign, we asked local businesses to tackle global issues by organising small fundraising events to help raise awareness of the impact of diseases like leprosy.

We had a fantastic response from over 20 generous companies and individuals across Colchester.

By holding auctions, cake sales, charity dinners, fancy dress days and raffles, our supporters managed to raise over £600 for the cause.

#GivingTuesday is an international movement which asks charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students around the world to come together for just one day to give something back.