A CHARITY is taking part in a campaign tomorrow to encourage people to donate to its cause.

Citizens Advice offices across Oxfordshire is promoting this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

It is hoped that people will donate to enable it continue to help individuals and families across the county.

#GivingTuesday began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others in the run up to Christmas.

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire is holding the campaign too this year to encourage people to donate.

Every year thousands of people go to the charity for free advice and help to solve their problems.

It helped over 280 families in Oxfordshire keep a roof over their heads last year.

Although it applies for grants, Citizens Advice Oxfordshire relies heavily on donations to ensure everyone who walks through the door or calls the charity can be helped.

Over 500 families across Oxfordshire gained a combined total of £2.9 million in income, while 282 pensioners were supported with attendance allowance applications which helped them to receive a combined extra £1.1million income to cover their care costs.

Last year, the charity helped 24,500 people across Oxfordshire with 73,000 issues such as benefits, housing, debt, benefits, employment, relationships and consumer rights.

Citizens Advice in Oxfordshire is supported by more than 670 trained volunteers and 52 paid staff working across 14 advice centres.

To find out more information and to donate to the Oxfordshire branches, go to citizensadviceoxfordshire.charitycheckout.co.uk/profile.