The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Can you help us ?

Like so many charities, our income has been severely hit again this year and we have been unable to run some of our usual fundraising events.  One of the biggest is the annual Christmas Fayre which forms a large portion of our fundraising income each year, regularly raising in excess of £6000 !

We are having to do things a little differently again this year and after the truly amazing response we had last year the Cancer Support Centre has applied again to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.

The detail ……How it will work ….

Phase 1 – The Cancer Support Centre  will raise £2000 in Pledges from key supporters.  Phase 1 complete

Phase 2 – The Big Give will find a Champion who will pledge £2000 to match our pledges.  Phase 2 – Complete – The Hospital Saturday Fund is matching our pledges

Phase 3 – During November we will be running a campaign asking all our Other Supporters to raise funds that will be donated between 30th Nov – 6th  December via a specific donation page.  The amounts paid in will be matched by the pledges and the champions funds.  Phase 3 – So NOW WE  NEEED YOUR HELP …….

Can you help with a donation ?

Maybe of what you would have spent at the Fayre or buying raffle tickets…….

Getting some friends together for a coffee morning or lunch for a donation ….

Selling Homemade gifts or holding a bring and buy sale with your friends …

You decide what, when, and where … as long as the money you raise or donate is made through the Big Give link which will be available nearer the time….

When we achieve all our targets this year we will have raised a total of £8000 (plus Gift Aid where possible).  This will mean we can continue to support the many more people who have been affected quite badly over the past 18 months by their treatments being cancelled or postponed, plus those who continue to be diagnosed now.

Please help if you can. Any donations made via a special link during this special week, will be doubled by others who have promised their funds.

Please consider this unique opportunity. Your donation of £20, £50, £100 will become £40, £100,  £200  and we can claim Gift Aid too !!

You can find full details of the Christmas Challenge, and how your pledge will enable us to be part of the UK’s largest Matched Funding Challenge, on  and we are very excited about the opportunity to take part.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have please just give me a call.

Thank you so much

Jackie Price

Centre Manager

The Official Bit !!!!!!

What is the Christmas Challenge?

The Christmas Challenge (the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign) helps UK-registered charities to raise funds for their projects by doubling donations when the campaign goes live on 1st December. You can find full details of the Christmas Challenge, and how your pledge will enable us to be part of the UK’s largest Matched Funding Challenge, on Research shows that 84% of donors are more likely to give in a match funding campaign and that donations are on average 2.5 times bigger so we’re very excited about the opportunity to take part.

How does it work?

  • The matching pots used to double donations for charities taking part in the Christmas Challenge are made up of a combination of funds. These are funds sourced by the charity (‘Pledges’) and funds sourced by the Big Give (‘Champions’) which are available if we are successfully selected by a Champion.
  • The timeline for fulfilling the pledge (i.e. transferring the funds to us) is 7th December 2020 – 13th January 2021.
  • Fulfilment of your pledge is conditional on us receiving the appropriate online donations during the campaign (30th November – 6th  December). You will only be required to pay a pro-rata amount of your pledge if we don’t hit our online target – it’s our guarantee to you that we are committed to raising additional donations.
  • Please note that if you pledge to the Cancer Support Centre, you will not be able to make an online donation to us in December because your pledge will be used to match these donations.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions about the Christmas Challenge and what being a Pledger could mean to the Cancer Support Centre.