Gearing up for Twestival Local

In hundreds of towns and cities around the world, Twestival Local will take place today, tomorrow and Saturday.

[…] While Twestival Global put the spotlight around one cause on a single day, Twestival Local is getting back to its roots and encouraging cities around the world to host events in support a local cause on one day during the weekend of 10-13 September 2009.

100% of the proceeds from these events will go direct to the local not-for-profit selected.  Everyone involved with Twestival is a volunteer.  Cities are asked to set a fundraising goal for their event, but it is much more than reaching a financial target.  Twestival Local is a fantastic opportunity to connect with people in your community.  The aim is to give people a chance to feel they are contributing to a larger social initiative, but bring the cause a little closer to home.

I’ll be taking part in the Twestival Local that’s nearest to me – Reading Twestival in Reading. If you’re planning on coming along to this one this evening from 7.30pm, this video on YouTube by Ben Nunney will give you a good idea of what you can expect, at least in the goodie bag department.

Daisy’s Dream, a charity that supports bereaved children and their families in Berkshire and the surrounding areas, will be the prime beneficiary from the proceeds tonight.

If you’re going to your own Twestival Local, enjoy wherever you happen to be!

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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