Donate your first plastic fiver to AWARE

Donate your first plastic fiver to AWARE

Published on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Posted in News

A social media campaign has kicked off to encourage people to donate the first plastic £5 note they receive to a nominated charity of choice. Started off by a man called John Thompson, the phenomenon has now gripped people across the UK with hundreds donating their £5 to charities and sharing it on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #FirstFiver and #FiverGiver.


It may be coincidence that here at AWARE, we actively promote the 'Take 5' campaign which looks at helping to improve your emotional well-being (


We are asking you, our supporters and followers, that if you get a new £5 note to Take5 and Give5 by donating your #firstfiver to AWARE. 



How to donate your first plastic £5 note:

  • Text donate 'ADDA15 £5' to 70070
  • Visit our website to donate your £5 
  • Drop into either our Derry or Belfast Office, donate your £5 and receive a personalized thank-you as well as a photo of you with your fiver on our Twitter account. 
Tags: AWARE | Depression | Fundraising | Mental Health