The Big Give - can you help?
As you enter the abbey you are met by the imposing North Wall. Once the entrance of thousands of pilgrims visiting this sacred space over the centuries it has suffered from the effects of time and needs work to conserve it for future generations.
As part of the abbey’s fundraising to help us achieve this we have entered the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Being accepted onto the UK’s biggest matchfunded online charity campaign is a fantastic opportunity which let’s you see your donations doubled in value. It works in two phases. Between now and August 30th we are asking for those who can to contribute to the initial pledge pot.
This is formed from pledges of £100 or more, up to £2,500. These funds are then matched by “Champions” who have already signed up to the Big Give, giving a total pledge pot of £5,000. Pledges will only be taken once the whole campaign has finished.
If we reach the £2,500 target we can progress to the second phase.
This takes place between December 3rd and December 10th when donations open to everyone for any amount. Any funds raised during the Christmas week will be matched from the pledge pot until it has run out.
This is an unbelievably exciting opportunity for everyone, pledgers and donors, to see their donations doubled in value and used towards preserving the oldest part of the abbey. At this stage we are just asking for the initial pledges of £100 or more from those who feel able to donate it. The pledge form can be found here
Once we have met our pledge target of £2,500 pledges will close and we will let everyone know. This will then allow us to proceed to the second stage in December.
Added: 2nd August 2019