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Save the date: The Big Give 2015


Join us on 4 or 5 December from midday and watch your donation to Peace Direct double in size and impact.

  • Published

    2 December 2015
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    Peace Direct

Please join us online on 4 and 5 December from 12 noon and watch your donation to Peace Direct double in size and impact.

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The big idea

The Big Give Christmas challenge is a nationwide scheme run every December and can double every donation that is pledged to Peace Direct. From 12 noon on Friday and Saturday this week, every individual online donation that is made is matched, meaning that your money goes twice as far.

The big challenge

The challenge of the Big Give is in the timing. The matching funds are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis – which means that the sooner you get online and begin donating on those days, the more chance you have of securing matched funding and doubling the value of your money. When the matched funds have run out on the first day (which is likely to be within the first 30 minutes) online donations will close until 12 noon the next day.

The big money

At Peace Direct, we aim to raise a total of £20,000 through this scheme. With £10,000 from you, our supporters, we will receive the same in matched funding from the Big Give and create a total of £20,000.  See how much your donation will be here.


The big advice

What to do on the day:

  • Get online as soon as possible from 12 noon, to secure matched funding before it runs out for the day.
  • Have your credit/debit card details and passwords ready (the ones you use to buy online).
  • Enter your donation amount: straight away you will be told if your donation has been matched. If it has, the system will hold your matched funding for 10 minutes while you enter your card details.
  • If you are not told that your donation is matched, then don’t click ‘submit’, instead keep refreshing the page until you see that matching is available – and then ‘submit’.  Keep trying for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • If after 25 to 30 minutes it hasn’t worked, don’t worry.  The challenge is open for two days, so you have time to come back tomorrow to double your donation.
  • Spread the word and help Peace Direct to reach our target!

So if you are planning to give a Christmas gift to us, then why not make use of this fantastic opportunity to double the value?

  • Get online at 12 midday on the 4 and 5 of December.
  • Help to raise £10,000 – so we can release matched funding that could bring our total to £20,000!

Let’s bring peace on Earth together this Christmas!


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