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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

Published on 15/11/21

The Stephen Perse Foundation will be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge starting on #GivingTuesday, 30 November at midday and closing on 7 December. 

Double your donation to the Stephen Perse Foundation in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021. 

The Stephen Perse Foundation is taking part in Christmas Challenge 2021 to raise £20,000 in just one week between 12 noon on 30 November #GivingTuesday and midday on 7 December. These funds will be used for life changing bursaries for students from North Cambridge Academy and the wider community to attend the Stephen Perse Sixth Form. Students benefit from two transformational years of education and opportunity at a key stage, providing measurable outcomes in their results and future pathways. Donations will be generously matched by our supporters during the campaign meaning your money will have twice the impact for those students in need.  

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It offers the supporters of hundreds of participating charities the opportunity to have their donations doubled on the Big Give website when the campaign goes live at midday on 30 November. The Christmas Challenge was launched in 2008 by Sir Alec Reed, founder of Reed Recruitment. Match funding is provided by a range of philanthropic organisations, called ‘Champions’ including the Reed Foundation, the EQ Foundation, Candis, The Childhood Trust, The Hospital Saturday Fund, The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, and many more. 

Richard Girvan, Principal at Stephen Perse Foundation says: “"This year we are delighted to be taking part in The Big Give for the first time and we very much hope it will become an annual fundraisingRichard Girvan campaign. The Global pandemic has highlighted in even starker contrast the inequalities in our Society and The Foundation is keen to undertake more programmes to address them. This year we are aiming to raise  a total of £20,000. In order to access the £10,000 we have in the matching pot, we need to raise £10,000 in online donations during the week of The Big Give. We hope that everyone who is part of the Stephen Perse community and who wishes to support this cause will give generously this Christmas to help us reach our target and enable us to carry on the charitable work we all feel so passionately about." 

Please spread the news amongst your family, friends, colleagues and wider networks that one donation will make double the impact this Christmas. 

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