In hundreds of towns and cities around the world, Twestival Local will take place today, tomorrow and Saturday.
[â€¦] 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.
Iâ€™ll be taking part in the Twestival Local thatâ€™s nearest to me â€“ Reading Twestival in Reading. If youâ€™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.
Daisyâ€™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 youâ€™re going to your own Twestival Local, enjoy wherever you happen to be!
- Enjoyable Reading Twestival
- The Hobson and Holtz Report â€“ Podcast #420: February 5, 2009 (includes a conversation with Twestival founder Amanda Rose)
- Twestival: tweeting-up with a social conscience