The Christmas Challenge, operated by the Big Give online donation platform, will run from 29th November – 6th December. During this week, anyone who gives to The Hygiene Bank via the Big Give will see their donations doubled from funds in our match pot. This pot is comprised of £12,500 in funding already secured from the Big Give’s Champions, as well as promised pledges from our key supporters, including Unilever.
The Big Give has raised millions for UK charities since launching in 2008. With your help, we see this as a great opportunity to raise vital funds to end hygiene poverty in the UK.
We have set ourselves the mighty challenge of raising £12,500 in online donations during the campaign week and we are calling on you to help us smash this target!
Please donate whatever you can and share the campaign far and wide when it launches on the 29th November.
Also, you can keep up to date with the campaign by signing up to our newsletter here.
The Christmas Challenge, operated by the Big Give online donation platform, is the UK’s largest match funding campaign. During this week, anyone who gives to The Hygiene Bank online will see their donations doubled from funds in our match pot. This pot is comprised of funds secured from the Big Give’s Champions, as well as promised pledges from our key supporters, including Unilever.
This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge takes place from midday on 29 November to midday on 6 December. Only donations made during this timeframe are eligible to be doubled from the match funding pot.
To be matched, donations must be made via the Big Give Christmas Challenge website. The link will be made available nearer the time.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge website accepts the following card types:
Mastercard | Visa | Maestro | Switch | Solo | Delta | American Express | CAF Bank Business cards displaying the Mastercard logo.
Yes, if you are a UK taxpayer and your donation qualifies for Gift Aid you will be able to select this during the donation process.
Yes, the website charges:
EU Visa and MasterCard donations = 1.5% of donation amount (without Gift Aid) + 20p + VAT
Non-EU and American Express donations = 3.2% of donation amount (without Gift Aid) + 20p + VAT
To find out more, visit this page. When making your donation, you will also be asked if you would like to make a voluntary contribution to support the running of the platform. If you would prefer not to, make sure to select other from the drop-down menu and enter 0.
You will see The Big Give THE HYGIENE BANK on your bank statement.
We have already raised a match funding pot of £12,500, provided by some of our biggest supporters such as Unilever. Every donation made will be doubled from this pot until it runs out- helping to achieve our overall target of £25,000!
You can still donate even when the match funding pot has run out. In fact, we would encourage you to do so- even though your donation won’t be doubled, it will still add to the total raised and help us to tackle hygiene poverty across the UK. Also, if we exceed our target we will become eligible for an additional cash award from the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Every amount donated this week will be automatically doubled and used towards our mission to end hygiene poverty for good.
If you have trouble using the donation platform, please contact email@example.com.