The British Liver Trust is taking part in the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2019.
Now in its 12th year, The Christmas Challenge launches at midday at midday on 3rd December (Giving Tuesday) and runs for just seven days, until 10th December 2019. Throughout the week, participating charities will see supporters’ donations matched, doubling the impact of their gifts.
The charity is aiming to raise a total of £10,000 during the week, which will be doubled to £20,000.
All funds raised will support the charity's helpline and support services for people affected by any kind of liver condition. The helpline is a lifeline for patients and families, the online community helps 24 hours a day and the support groups empower patients, giving them confidence to manage their illness.
Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, Pamela Healy OBE, says: “We’re thrilled to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to make their donations go further and for us to reach even more people with liver disease.”
Ange Fitzgerald’s partner Paul, was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis in 2018. She says: “The support Paul has received from the Liver Trust has been invaluable to him. The information available from the British Liver Trust website has helped me to understand his condition and support him better which is why fundraising for this wonderful organisation is so important to us.
“To be able to double the funding and double the people it can reach is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Jonathan Frank, Director of The Big Give, adds: “The Christmas Challenge is a great opportunity for the British public to maximise the impact of their charitable gifts. Launching on Giving Tuesday, we’re encouraging everyone to consider the causes closest to their heart and to donate, enabling us to help ensure those donations go even further.”
The Big Give matches donations through partnerships with over 20 funding Champions, including Reed Foundation, The Childhood Trust, Four Acre Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.