What is The Big Give Challenge?

The Big Give runs the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Christmas Challenge. For seven days, it offers supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled.

How does it work?

The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to Something To Look Forward To will be doubled. Our matched funds come from two sources – pledges from our corporate supporters, and our Big Give Champion – the Julia Hans Rausing Trust! This pot of funds is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live.

How to be involved…

From the 1st to the 8th of December we will be attempting to raise £5000 – in just one week! To do this, we have a couple of exciting things going on.

  • A few of our supporters have been kind enough to take part in a special video that will be coming out on the launch of the Big Give week, and we will be sharing it far and wide to encourage donations from as many people as we can. Even a couple of pounds could make all the difference!
  • For anyone in the Cambridge area, we are putting on a Christmas Treasure Hunt. It’s Covid-19 safe, as teams will consist of households only, and it will be taking place outside and over the course of a week (1st to 8th December), so teams have plenty of time and space to complete the challenge and be socially distanced whilst doing so!

So, if you’re feeling like you’ve missed out on Halloween events and don’t want to miss out on Christmas ones, register a team today! Entry costs £20 per team, but you won’t be paying this fee until the Challenge goes live in December. The top 3 winners will receive gifts donated by the incredible partners we are working with, so register using the form below to receive further instructions.




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