We are delighted to announce that the African Oyster Trust has again been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2015.
We’re very excited to have been chosen and are looking for your support to help us make the challenge a success.
This year the challenge will run on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December 2015 so please do mark your diaries today!
The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaigns, helping UK-registered charities raise funds for their projects.
It offers supporters of participating charities the chance to have donations made via The Big Give’s website – https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/7455 – doubled.
The match funding being used to double your donations will come from pledges made by one of the charity's major donors.
But remember, these funds will only be unlocked as we receive donations during the challenge period. And as the Big Give matched funding can run out very quickly (it’s a challenge after all!) please do donate as soon as you can after one of the two key deadlines.
• The 2015 Christmas Challenge will begin at 12pm (midday) on Friday 4th December when the first tranche of match funding will be released, running through to midnight (please don't then donate between midnight and the start of the second window, which is...)
• The second release of match funding will be at 12pm (midday) on Saturday 5th December. Donations will then be doubled on a first-come first-served basis until the match funds run out or until Monday 14th December at 5pm.
Remember – to make sure your donation to African Oyster Trust is doubled, make it via https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/7455 but only during the two challenge ‘windows’ – after 12pm Friday 4th December or after 12pm Saturday 5th December.
And remember that if you gift aid your donation, it will be worth even more!
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