News - 26th November, 2019

Resurgo takes part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Resurgo is taking part in the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

From 12 noon on Tuesday 3 December, all donations* made online via the Big Give will be doubled, meaning one donation has twice the impact.

Resurgo has a target of raising £70,000 in just one week. Donations will be matched from a pledge pot, made up of pledges from generous individuals as well as a large donation from our Big Give Champion, EQ Investors.

All funds raised will go towards opening a new Spear centre, transforming the lives of even more young people. Resurgo’s 2018 Big Give Christmas Challenge surpassed its target and raised £61,858 towards opening Spear North Kensington, which has now supported over 70 young people.

The Spear Programme has worked with over 6,000 young people, supporting them with the hard and soft workplace skills necessary to succeed in employment. We know that all young people can overcome the challenges they face to get into meaningful employment; we aim to reach even more in 2020.

The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge

  • The Christmas Challenge was launched in 2008 by Sir Alec Reed CBE and is now the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It offers supporters and charities the opportunity to have their donations doubled on when the campaign goes live at noon on #GivingTuesday, 3rd December 2019.  Last year, the Christmas Challenge raised £13 million, a £3.5 million increase from funds raised in 2017.
  • The Big Give is a registered charity (1136547) with a mission to promote causes and inspire people to give through a crowdfunding platform for charities, specialising in match funding.  Since it was founded in 2007, The Big Give has helped to raise over £113 million for UK-registered charities.

*up to a total of £35,000