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Emergency match fund boosts emergency appeal

Working closely with the DEC and other humanitarian organisations, the Big Give launched an emergency match fund in December that, in just two weeks, raised over £133,000 thanks to generous donations from the public. Donations were generously matched by philanthropists, trusts and foundations including the Reed Foundation.

Four charities took part in the campaign: the Disasters Emergency Committee; Care International UK; International Rescue Committee UK and Concern Worldwide. The match fund was launched in collaboration with the DEC who launched a televised appeal to raise awareness and funds for the crisis.

Alex Day, Director at the Big Give commented: “We were delighted to be able to work with the DEC and other organisations to launch a match fund for the Yemen crisis, using the power of match funding to raise over £90,000 in the first day alone.

“We quickly rallied support from donors who kindly offered match funds for the campaign and were heart-warmed to see so many donations flooding in. We’re incredibly grateful for all the donations, particularly at a time when we know that donors have already given generously. The funds are desperately needed in Yemen and we thank all those involved for their support.”

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