SOS Children, the international charity for orphans, is asking workers in London's Square Mile to wear bowler hats for a day in support of more than 70,000 orphaned or abandoned children.
The event will be held on 13 February as part of the charity's annual fundraising initiative, World Orphan Week. Companies in the City will be encouraged to buy plastic bowler hats in bulk for £2 each from SOS Children, and 10 per cent of the purchase price will be donated to the charity if individuals buy hats from various designated outlets. A party at Leadenhall Market for all participants will mark the end of Bowler Hat Day.
Richard House Children's Hospice in east London is asking people to help raise awareness and funds on 13 February by wearing something red and donating £2. The charity hopes to raise £35,000 for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Scope has 20 places to fill in the 2009 London Triathlon. Supporters must pay £50 to participate and raise a minimum of £500 for the disability charity. The event takes place on 1 and 2 August.
The Sailors' Society is holding a Wear Your Woolly Hat to Work Week from 6 to 13 February to support seafarers in 30 countries. Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship for wearing their hats.
Quarriers, the Scottish social care charity, is holding a new fundraising initiative on 6 March. The charity hopes up to 1,000 companies will take part in the Ten Minute Tea Break and raise funds through donations, auctions and cake sales.