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Your chance to give Welsh charities a boost this Christmas

November 16, 2016

tbg-christmas-logo-02This Christmas, the Big Lottery Fund along with Cardiff-based funder, The Waterloo Foundation, have combined to establish a “Wales Match Fund” with the offer of doubling public donations to 21 charities working to improve the welfare of people in Wales. The aim is to raise at least £200,000 to provide a small boost to charities working in Wales. Donations will be doubled as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an annual campaign created by the founder of Reed Recruitment, Sir Alec Reed CBE. The Christmas Challenge has raised more than £71m for around 2,500 charities since 2008.

Donations will be doubled by the Wales Match Fund from midday on Tuesday 29th November for 72 hours or until the match funding has been exhausted. Anyone interested in having their donations doubled should visit theBigGive.org.uk/wales between midday on 29th November and 2nd December.

There are a diverse range of charities using the Wales Match Fund to fundraise for their work, from a small community group working with people with memory loss to the Welsh branch of a well renowned children’s charity.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Big Lottery Fund to setup the Wales Match Fund in this year’s Christmas Challenge” said Alex Day, Director of the Big Give “Match funding is a proven way to incentivise donors to give. Research commissioned by the Big Give suggests match funding can increase response rates (84% of donors say they are more likely to give if donations are matched) as well as increase donation sizes (1 in 3 donors say they would give more if donations are matched). We hope the Wales Match Fund will provide a welcome boost to the participating charities as well as cause a buzz amongst the Welsh public about giving to charities this Christmas.”

The Christmas Challenge launches on 29th November which is #GivingTuesday, an international day to promote giving in the festive season.

Anyone wishing to have their donation doubled should visit theBigGive.org.uk/wales between midday on Tuesday 29th November and Friday 2nd December.

 

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