London children’s charities invited to double donations in Summer Give 2018

first_imgThe Summer Give match funding campaign raises £527k for vulnerable children in London (9 June 2015)The Summer Give campaign raises £540,000 for children in poverty  (3 June 2016)The Childhood Trust’s Summer Give raises £778,000 for London children (24 May 2017)  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Laurence Guinness, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust, said: “The Summer holidays are meant to be a time for children to relax, play and have fun with their families and friends. Sadly this isn’t the case for some children who have to endure hunger, loneliness, violence and exploitation during the holidays as they fend for themselves on the streets. The Summer Give provides opportunities for thousands of children to return to school with happy memories instead of relief that the summer is over.”Is there a Winter Give?Yes, it is called the Big Give Christmas Challenge, and has run since 2008, since when it has raised over £90 million for thousands of charity projects. It doesn’t have the same focus on London and children’s charities.How does the Summer Give work?Each charity has its own matching pot consisting of contributions from a charity’s own major supporters (Pledge funds) and The Childhood Trust (Champion funds).Together, these match funds are used to double donations made to the charity via thebiggive.org.uk during the week of the campaign.A charity’s Pledge funds will be used to double donations initially and when these have been exhausted, donations will be doubled by the Champion funds from The Childhood Trust.Who should apply?The Big Give and The Childhood Trust aims to support Summer holiday projects for children who live in poverty in London.It is therefore inviting charities which provide such services to apply to benefit from this year’s campaign. This year The Childhood Trust has “more match funds available than ever” so all charities supporting disadvantaged children in London this summer are encouraged to apply.Charities will need to have an annual income of over £25,000 and at least one set of filed accounts.Find out more about The Summer Give from The Big Give. Either log in to your Big Give account if you have one or select ‘Apply to Summer Give 2018’. London children’s charities invited to double donations in Summer Give 2018 Tagged with: London matched giving The Big Give Youth Howard Lake | 12 March 2018 | Newscenter_img  157 total views,  1 views today The Big Give and The Childhood Trust are partner again this summer to enable donors to children’s charities in London to double their donations through matched giving. Eligible charities can now apply to take part.Last year, the Summer Give raised over £778,000 for 36 charities and this year the campaign is expected to raise event more.What is the Summer Give?The Summer Give is an annual “double your donation” fundraising campaign run by the Big Give and The Childhood Trust. The Summer Give is focused on charities who help keep vulnerable and disadvantaged children safe, well fed and productively engaged during the school holidays.Since 2013 the Childhood Trust has helped 87,658 children through partnerships with over 150 projects throughout London. SEE ALSO: The Big Give and The Childhood Trust announce three-year partnership (25 October 2017) Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Students cheer Irish on to victory at FedEx Field

first_imgWhile the Irish “home” game in Maryland this weekend was not technically at home, many fans said it still felt that way. Junior Sam Mitchell said the high number of Irish fans present at Notre Dame’s 45-21 win against the University of Maryland on Saturday made the atmosphere at FedEx Field electric. “You’re taking a metro and stuff there, and it was all Notre Dame people,” he said. “There was a huge contingency of people around the stadium, a lot of energy, a lot of alumni there, too. You almost felt like it was a home game. Obviously, it was [technically] a home game, and it showed.” Junior Joe Beglane said there were many more Irish fans at the game than Terrapins fans and he said the jumbotron in the stadium showed highlights from Notre Dame games earlier this season. “It was surprisingly pro-Notre Dame over there,” Beglane said. Junior Matt Gilbert said he enjoyed that there was so much support for Notre Dame. “There was a big Irish presence, and it was really good to have such a contingent there from Notre Dame,” he said. Junior Mike Dobrovic said Saturday’s game was comparable to last year’s game against Army at Yankee Stadium because both games were played in neutral territory. “Both games had great energy, and the team wearing the green jerseys pumps people up a lot,” he said. “It probably wasn’t as special as Yankee Stadium, though, because that was sort of a special event, it being in a baseball stadium.” Mitchell said he was pleased with the final score.   “We killed them,” he said. “We just dominated the entire time. It was really great to see Notre Dame beating the teams that we should be beating and doing it with some swagger.” Beglane said said he was also happy with how the Irish played Saturday. “The football was great,” he said. “I’m always kind of worried with us, but it was definitely a strong showing. It’s kind of nice to have a game where you’re not freaking out the whole time.” Gilbert agreed. “It was good to see them come out with such a convincing win, and they definitely had the support of the fans,” he said. Gilbert said the festivities surrounding the game extended outside of Landover, Md., where FedEx Field is located. There were many tailgates outside of FedEx Field, and the Band of the Fighting Irish performed on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. “We were up in Baltimore over the weekend, and there were Irish fans there as well,” Gilbert said.last_img read more