Last time we checked 1,715 Daybreak viewers had pledged to give a day of their own time to helping out one of a number of charities including Age UK, Save the Children, Alzheimer’s Society, Barnardos, NSPCC, Make a Wish Foundation, MacMillan Cancer Support and MIND to name but a few.
Prime Minster David Cameron visited the Daybreak sofa to help launch the campaign and spoke about how both he and the rest of the Number 10 Downing Street team pledged some time to helping out charity Street League, an organisation hoping to change lives through the medium of football.
Cameron said he wasn’t much of a dab hand at football training so instead helped give some interview training and practice to some teenagers going for jobs.
“You get an enormous amount out of it yourself”, he said. Adding that volunteering plays a role in his idea of ‘the big society’ in which we all look after each other and look for ways of putting back into our community.
For more information about the campaign and to pledge donate a day please visit the Daybreak website.