Start fundraising now and give the gift of an education this Christmas



Thank you to all our pledgers. We have now hit our pledge target of £5,000. But, now we want you to start fundraising to help us make this year’s Big Give week as successful as possible.

By fundraising now you will be ready for the Big Give Christmas Challenge which starts at midday on 27th November and finishes at midday on 4th December. You could see your money doubled.

If you're after some ideas on how you could fundraise in anticipation of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, here are some ideas to get you thinking:
  • A quiz night at a local pub
  • A sponsored walk
  • A sponsored event at work
  • Hold a coffee morning at work or at home
Your support will help our 16 students from some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world complete their A-Level studies in the UK and to embark on their careers or further studies.

By donating in our Christmas campaign this year, any donation will worth TWICE as much!

Pestalozzi is on the brink of exciting changes to ensure the ways we support high achieving low-income students are even more cost-effective, but first we need to make sure the students who have started two-year courses can complete them.

Supporting these students to gain the skills, knowledge, and academic qualifications they need to continue their journeys means they will be able to reap the benefits of your generosity and other supporters like you.

These will be the last students to live and study at the Pestalozzi International Village in Sussex, and we urgently need to raise money so they are able to finish the 2019 academic year.



Why The BigGive 2018 Christmas Campaign is so important?

The Big Give 2017 Christmas Campaign raised £22,000 last year – enough to pay the school fees of three students. This year we aim to raise another £20,000 – and the campaign could be worth much more.

The Christmas Challenge is attractive to donors as every £1 given to us in online donations is doubled. The public appeal releases funds promised by both our key 'pledgers' and institutional donors making every online donation go so much further. This matched funding means each gift is doubled in value.

We have been successful in raising £5,000 in pledged funds, and now we stand a great chance of gaining additional matching funds from institutional donors supporting The BigGive. Together this will form the matching pot, which is used to double the value of online donations during the campaign.


The BigGive Christmas Challenge – making a bigger difference

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. For seven days, it offers us the opportunity to have donations doubled by giving on theBigGive.org.uk website. Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised more than £90 million for thousands of charity projects.

The Christmas Challenge 2018 will run from midday #GivingTuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December, when donations to Pestalozzi International Village Trust can be doubled.

We will be asking all of our supporters, their families and friends to give generously during this period as all the funds raised will make a difference to our students. Our Newsletter, social media and website will all be focusing on our students to remind supporters how the Gift of Education makes a world of a difference.

Thank you.

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