About Shades Day
Shades Day is our national fundraising and awareness day when we encourage everyone to wear a pair of shades, whatever the weather!
It is the closest Friday to the UN’s International Day of the Family, and the day we recognise that thousands of struggling UK families never enjoy even the simplest break away from home.
Wearing and sharing photos in your sunglasses on social media for Shades Day helps spread the charity’s message that everyone deserves a chance to paddle in the sea, build a sandcastle and wear shades on the beach for the very first time. And, of course, funds raised will help us send more families on a vital break in 2019. For many struggling families in desperate circumstances, the joy of simply seeing each other smile can lift them out of everyday cares and worries and enrich their lives forever.
Shades Day was launched in 2016, inspired by our industry ambassadors following the Family Holiday Association’s 40th Anniversary the year before.
It couldn’t be easier to get involved in Shades Day. All you need is a pair of sunglasses and a bit of imagination! If you need some inspiration, take a look at our eight great fundraising ideas or request a fundraising pack. And don’t forget to use social media to let us know what you are up to using the hashtag #ShadesDay
If you have any questions about Shades Day, please contact Coral by email or call 020 3117 0663.