Social Saturday, a day to shout about social enterprises, returns on 14 October and social businesses in Wales are being urged to get involved in the celebrations.
Last year social enterprises from all over Wales took part, but more are being encouraged to join in the fun by holding a special Social Saturday event, offering on the day discounts or simply showing their support via social media so that consumers can find out more about the sector and the benefits of buying social.
Social enterprises differ from other businesses as the profits they make are reinvested to support a social or environmental cause, from creating local job and training opportunities to delivering renewable energy solutions and preventing tonnes of waste going to landfill. The sector is worth £2.37bn to the Welsh economy and employs over 40,000 people with the help of 50,000 plus volunteers.
Comedian Rhod Gilbert is backing the campaign and said: “Social Saturday is back and if you are a social business then this is your time to shout about what you do and the impact you make to your community. It doesn’t take a lot to get involved – I’m told there are lots of ideas on the Social Saturday Wales website – so join in the celebrations on Saturday 14 October to get your tills ringing and more people buying social.”
For more information on how to get involved, support Social Saturday on Saturday 14 October and to find a social business near you, visit socialsaturday.wales