Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 27 May

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How the sector is responding to the crisis #NeverMoreNeeded 

27th May 2020 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Superstars set for mammoth online fundraiser

More than 150 global superstars are set to take place in a mass charity event.

One Humanity Live will take place on Friday (29 May) in partnership with the Global Gift Foundation and raising funds for Covid-19 relief efforts.

Stars taking part include Jason Derulo, Dua Lipa and Ronan Keating. The 24-hour broadcast takes place from 4pm, with funds raised going to charities such as the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières.

For a full line-up of talent from around the world and details on how to watch, visit the event website.


Combating digital exclusion

People Know How has published a research briefing considering the problem of digital exclusion and how it should be combated, with particular focus on Covid-19. This study forms a call to action, seeking to begin a conversation on tangible structural change.

The project links academic literature to their findings from consultations and action in the community. These research briefings are written by volunteers, on various topics that have arisen from their work in the community, and published frequently in their database, creating a hub of resources and findings for all to access and benefit from.

Prompted by the computer delivery project, People Know How’s most recent research briefing Combating Digital Exclusion, advocates for a change in mindset around digital skills and technology. Its author Jack Liddall contextualises the issue within the bigger picture and goes on to propose steps that could be taken to remedy the situation.

He said: “There needs to be a change in mindset which underlies whatever big-picture solutions are implemented. No longer should digital skills and technology be viewed as a luxury, but rather as a basic necessity.”

You can read the full briefing and find out how to get involved on the People Know How website.


Grampian Pride takes place this weekend

Grampian Pride will go on, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will take place online this year, with the festivities starting with an online quiz on Friday (29 May) and the event centring round the Virtually Grampian Pride on Saturday. Participants are being invited to wear costumes with music set to be streamed throughout the day.

Deejay Bullock, event lead, said “It’s important during these challenging times we are able to bring the community together. To show individuals, that maybe feeling isolated or in difficult situations of their own, that they are not alone and there is a large community around them. It is vital that during these times we don’t forget our LGBT+ community, we have to remember our history, celebrate our present and embrace our future. And right now no one knows what that future will look like, so we have to embrace it together, now more than ever.”

Find out how to take part at https://www.facebook.com/GrampianPride/