Guardian, Observer Forced To Cancel Charity Appeal Telethon Amid Omicron Outbreak | Climate crisis

The annual telethon for the Guardian and Observer’s charity appeal has been canceled due to the increase in Omicron cases and renewed advice from the government to work from home.

The 2021 charity appeal focuses on the fight for climate justice, supporting four charities that fight to protect the rights and livelihoods of communities affected by extreme weather events caused by the climate emergency.

The annual phone call, in which readers call to speak to reporters from The Guardian and The Observer as they donate, is one of the highlights of the fundraising effort. It traditionally takes place in the offices of the Guardian, the payment data having to be recorded on site for regulatory reasons.

This year, readers can still help make a difference for those whose lives have been severely disrupted by the climate crisis by donating today through the charity appeal website.

Since 2015, Guardian and Observer readers have raised just under £ 10million from annual appeals. Launching the 2021 appeal, Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, wrote: “We see the appeal as a statement of intent, a sign of our commitment to a more just society; a demonstration of solidarity with the victims of climate injustice; and a standing ovation for those who fight this injustice.

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