ME Research UK hopes to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, which runs from 12 p.m. on 1 December until 12 p.m. on 8 December 2020.
The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations made during the event are doubled by matching them with monies already pledged by supporters. Additional funds can also come from a Big Give Champion which further increases the giving fund.
To be a part of the Christmas Challenge, we need to secure £1,000 in pledges. This can be from a single individual or up to a maximum of ten supporters pledging £100 each. £100 is the minimum pledge allowed by The Big Give. We appreciate this is a large sum but it is dictated by the Big Give.
Pledgers’ funds will be used to double donations made to ME Research UK during the Christmas Challenge. Pledgers may be asked to donate proportionately less than their pledge depending on the amount of donations actually received, but it will never be more than the pledged amount.
Pledgers are key, as without pledges ME Research UK may not be able to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020. The availability of matched funding also encourages more individual donations during the Challenge itself and may also help attract additional funds from a Big Give Champion. One pledge, twice the impact.
To become a Pledger, please complete the Big Give’s online form by 5 p.m. on 28 August 2020.
- A Pledge is a promise of match funding made to a Charity. The Pledge is conditional on the Charity receiving the equivalent amount in online donations on The Big Give Platform – e.g. if you Pledge £100, you are offering to pay up to that amount to a Charity, dependent on them receiving the equivalent amount in Online Donations.
- A Pledge must not fulfilled (i.e. paid to the Charity) until after the Match Funding Campaign has finished and before the Pledge deadline.
- Pledgers should not make an online donation to the Charity to which they have provided the Pledge during the Match Funding Campaign.