The Big Give Christmas Challenge


One Donation - Twice the Impact


(The "Buy One, Get One Free" of on-line giving)

Starting at 12 noon on December 1st, the Big Give Christmas Chellenge event gives us the opportunity to raise funds as part of a National Campaign.  The 2874 Trust has been accepted as a participant in the fundraising event and joins hundreds of other charities taking part in "the week of giving".  The event is organised by "The Big Give" - a not-for-profit organisation that has raised millions of pounds for charities - the organisation supports charities in their fundraising efforts by finding "Champions" who will match fund amounts that charities can raise themselves.

We have set a target of £4000 - we already have promises of £1000 from a small number of supporters.  The Big Give have found us a champion (The Reed Foundation) who will match a further £1000.  All we need to do (!!) is persuade our supporters to donate £2000 during the week of giving and the 2874 Trust will receive £4000.  In addition, we will be able to attract Gift Aid on the individual donations if the donors are UK tax payers.  It sounds a daunting target but if 100 of our supporters each gave £20 we would be there!  And, as we are part of a national campaign with advertising support from The Big Give, we may be able to attract new supporters to our project.

We have chosen to raise funds for the "horn grinding" that our loco will require before we can re-wheel with our newly overhauled wheelsets - this activity will pave the way for further projects that our volunteers can undertake that can be used both as training  for the less experienced and as self-development of our more advanced.

Will you help?  Please look at the Big Give website The Big Give - enter The 2874 Trust in the Key Search and full details can be seen.

The key dates are 1st to 8th December - all the donations must be made on-line during this period to release the match funding

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