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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2015

Published: 20 Jan 2016


Toynbee Hall raised £20,000 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to fund our flagship youth project, Make it!

The Big Give is an online match-funding challenge which doubles the impact of donations. Our challenge was to raise £10,000 to secure a pot of match-funding which was kindly donated by The Childhood Trust and Proms at St Jude's. As soon as the challenge opened, we were inundated with donations and we reached the match-funding target on the first day.

Our match-funders The Childhood Trust and Proms at St Jude’s presented Toynbee Hall with the cheques in January after pledging to double donations made during The Big Give.

This money will go directly towards our youth programme, Make it!, an in-school mentoring programme which is transforming young people’s lives in Tower Hamlets. Make it! works with young people to increase their skills, confidence and wellbeing so that they can better engage with school and build positive relationships.

This takes the total Proms at St Jude’s have contributed to our youth project to £45,000 this year after raising £40,000 during the Proms at St Jude’s Festival of Music and Literature in July of last year.

We would like to say thank you to all our supporters who donated and to a special thanks to The Childhood Trust and Proms at St Jude’s.