Black Pound Day 2020: What Is It And How To Support Black-Owned Businesses
1 October 2020, 15:48
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Alongside the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, Black Pound Day marks a very important step in the Black community.
As of June 2020, Black Pound Day will be celebrated once a month, every month.
But what is it and how can I support Black-owned businesses?
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What is Black Pound Day?
Black Pound Day is marked on the first Saturday of the month, every month.
The campaign has been set-up for people across the UK to support and invest in Black-Owned businesses for the day, with the description reading: "We will replace our normal purchases with Black-owned businesses, where possible for one full day.”
The organisation’s website reads: "[Swiss’] idea hopes to underpin our long-term financial growth and infrastructure, empowering and motivating the Black community.
"The day is also an opportunity to find out how everyone can support Black businesses over the long-term. So don't forget to share brands that you love, businesses that you can't live without, and make sure to hashtag #BlackPoundDay.”
When is Black Pound Day?
Saturday, June 27, saw the first-ever Black Pound Day in the UK, and it continues to be celebrated every month on the first Saturday.
This month, it falls on 3 October and in November it will be marked on Saturday the 7th.
How can I support Black-owned businesses on Black Pound Day?
If you visit the official website blackpoundday.uk, you can go to the ‘shop’ tab, where you can search what type of item/service you’re looking to purchase and where you’re based.
It will then give you a list of Black-owned businesses in your area that are selling what you'd like to purchase.