The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014
After months of preparation, this year, the Challenge saw 367 charities take part and raise over £11.2 million in total including contribution from the Big Give Charity Champions. It truly was a wonderful Challenge!
This year, Champion funding came from the Reed Foundation, Reed Educational Trust, Childhood Trust, Waterloo Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Lake House Charitable Trust, Candis Magazine and Ethiopiaid.
At 10am on 4th December, the Challenge got off to a flying start raising £1.5 million in online donations in the first five minutes. The level of donor engagement remained exceptionally high throughout the Challenge which saw a lot of charities hit their targets quickly. Over 12,000 donations were processed and the Challenge saw over 45,000 unique users accessing the site.
The Big Give would like to congratulate all the charities involved in the Christmas Challenge 2014 for the spectacular amount of online donations they collectively managed to secure. The Big Give would also like to thank all the Charity Champions for their phenomenal support and to all the donors who donated over the course of the Challenge. We are already planning the Christmas Challenge 2015 and looking for more Champions to make it even bigger success.