The journey started back in August this year when we launched The Big Give Christmas Campaign. The first part of the campaign was an appeal to our supporters to pledge donations so we could apply for Champion funding. We received two pledges - the first from the Soroptomists in Wales and the second from a private donor, with a combined total of £2,000.

Champion funding is a pot of donations from Trusts and Foundations available to match pledges but this is a limited pot of funds and unfortunately, we weren't successful with this stage. 

The next step however, was for our pledgers to become Private Match Funders. They generously agreed for us to use their pledges to double any donation we received during the week of the 1st to 8th December, via the Big Give website, up to the value of the pledges.

On the 1st December we sent a mailing to our supporters to let them know what we were doing and we were amazed by the response. Within 5 days we smashed our target and took £2,075! This will now be doubled by the Soroptomists and the private donor so the grand total raised is a really incredible £4,075.

Raising money this year has been especially hard and we are so grateful for the generosity of both our Private Match Funders, without whom this would not have been possible, and to the 22 supporters who subsequently donated. Thank you!