22nd Mar 18 Austin Clark
The Big Give launches Nepal match fund appeal
The Big Give is launching a matching appeal to raise money for agencies who are already mobilising to respond to urgent needs, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday.
The Big Give is closely coordinating with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), its member agencies and other organisations who are responding.
Urgent help is vital to support the people of Nepal. For example:
- £25 could provide water purification tablets for ten families for a month
- £50 could feed a family for two weeks
- £100 could provide emergency shelter and bedding for one family
From 12pm on Tuesday 28th, donations of up to £500 will be matched. Match funding is being provided by Reed Foundation and other individual donors.
Alex Day, General Manager of the Big Give said: “The situation in Nepal is desperate. We hope people will choose to have their donations doubled through thebiggive.org.uk to support the amazing organisations who are working hard to respond to meet the most urgent needs. It is imperative we act now to support the people of Nepal. I particularly want to thank the Reed Foundation and other generous donors who have contributed to the matching fund. Our hope is that the match fund incentive acts as a catalyst for others to give.”