What is Chai Day?
Chai Day is about gathering together with friends, family or colleagues, and using that time to do some good. Host a Chai Day to raise awareness about violence against women and to raise money to support survivors and end gender-based violence.
You don’t have to be a member of The Circle to support Chai Day. We’ll provide you with the invites and the awareness packs, and all you have to do is invite a few friends, brew a pot of chai, bake some cakes and make a difference in your community.
When is Chai Day?
25 November 2018 is the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, so we are asking you to come together and hold your Chai Day within this period.
How Can I Organise a Chai Day?
It’s really simple —register your interest with the form below, download your Chai Day pack and get together with friends or colleagues over a cup of chai, tea or coffee and plenty of cakes! If you like to bake, you could even create your own chai cake recipe and send it to us to give others some inspiration.
Once you’ve held your Chai Day, don’t forget to send us the money that you’ve raised which will go to four projects supported by The Circle to protect women around the world from violence.
If you would rather create your own donation page then find us on Virgin Money Giving.
And don’t forget to tag The Circle in your social media posts and to use the hashtag #ChaiDay!
Some Chai Day supporters organise raffles, games or take donations to raise funds. Some have invited their local mayor. Some have baking competitions. Get creative! And contact us if you have any questions.
What projects will the money raised through Chai Day support?
All the funds raised through Chai Day will support survivors and contribute towards ending gender-based violence through four projects: aiding survivor support centres in Odisha and Chhattisgarh in India, the Nonceba Family Counselling Centre in South Africa, the End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis.
Download your Chai Day pack
In the Chai Day Pack, you’ll find digital and printable invites, donation cards and a poster. Click here to download them.
Chai Days that took place in the UK and abroad!
Sunday 18th November, 12.30-4pm – The Asian Circle Chai Day, The LaLit Hotel, London. Booking essential.
Sunday 25th November, 2-5pm – St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood.
Sunday 25th November, 1-4pm – Brixton. Private.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC- Student Union, Goldsmiths University, London. Open to students only.
Sunday 25th November, 2pm – Buono Cafe, 47 Churchfield Road Acton, London W3 6AY.
Saturday 1st December, 2pm – Paddington, London. Open to like-minded women with a professional connection to healthcare..
Monday 26th November – Westminster University. Private.
Thursday 29th November, all day. Gina Conway Aveda Salons.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC – Lady Margaret Hall Oxford.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC – Keble College Oxford.
Sunday 25th November – St Bennet’s Hall Oxford. Private.
Thursday 22nd November, Time TBC – CUSU Women’s Campaign – Cambridge University Wide!
Sunday 25th November – Lucy Cavendish College. Private.
Monday 26th November Time TBC – City and Coach Lane.
Thursday 10th December, 2-4pm – TR1&2, Northumbria University.
Monday 26th November, 1-2pm – Hummersknott Academy.
Monday 26th November, 1-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
Saturday 24th November, Time TBC – Cullompton Rugby Club.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC – Zindiya Streatery & Bar, Birmingham.
Wednesday 28th November, Time TBC – Hutchesons’ Grammar School.
Monday 26th November, Time TBC – Glasgow Caledonian University.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC – The Nurture Nursery, Bathgate, West Lothian.
Monday 26th November, Time TBC – St Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Monday 3rd December, 10-12pm – Falkirk Sewing Studio, Callendar Square, Falkirk.
Saturday 8th December, 11am-1pm – St. Michaels Community Centre, Ipswich.
Sunday 25th November, Time TBC – Huddersfield Student Union.
Friday 7th December, 7pm – The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
Other locations that Chai Days are taking place include Cheltenham, Chiswick, and Dundee! Let us know if you are hosting a Chai Day and want to invite those from your local community!
Register for #ChaiDay 2018
This year we would like to grow this initiative and help reach more people through Chai Days all around the world. If you would like to raise funds and awareness about the issue, start thinking about how you can organise and host your own Chai Day in 2018.
If you are interested in or planning to hold a Chai Day please fill in the details below so we can be in touch and help you.