Online Christmas competition offers £120,000 to charities

The annual online push by Ecclesiastical gives away cash to 120 charities in 12 days leading up to Christmas.

Joe Lepper | 7th Nov 19
Christmas tree 12 days of giving

A specialist charity insurer has launched its annual festive campaign to donate £1,000 to 120 charities over the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

The campaign is called 12 Days of Giving and is being run by insurance firm Ecclesiastical. Winners are drawn at random. The more times a charity is nominated online the better chance they have of being selected for one of the daily awards.

To donate the public are being urged to nominate a UK or Ireland charity though an online form via the insurer’s website, which asks people to give the charities name, registration details as well as why they should receive the money.

“With your support, we can help to change people’s lives for the better,” said the charity.

“You can nominate any UK or Irish registered charity you choose and nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 5 – 20 December 2019.

“The more nominations a charity receives the greater the chance of them winning, So please do spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you can think of to nominate too!”

Social media promotion is key to the campaign, with the insurer encouraging charities and the public to share details of the festive push from this week.


Among those to already share details via social media are the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Weston Hospice Care.