Can you pledge as part of the Big Give Challenge 2017?

Each year we take part in a match funding campaign called ‘The Big Give Challenge’ that enables you to DOUBLE your donation PLUS Gift Aid. We’re calling on our supporters to help us once again this year by making a promise of funds (a pledge) to Dorset Blind Association.

If we raise £3,750 in pledges by the end of this month, we will go through to the Christmas Challenge, and the Big Give will help us turn that into £15,000, which, with additional Gift Aid is enough to run all of our social clubs for 2018! Next year is particularly special to us as we will be celebrating 100 years of Dorset Blind Association. We would love to be able to celebrate with all our volunteers and members by keeping all social clubs running for the year, and we can only do this with your help.

The pledges don’t need to be paid until January, so by promising a Christmas gift to Dorset Blind Association now, you could help fund all of our 20 social clubs for older people for the whole of 2018, helping over 450 individuals who may otherwise be isolated and lonely.

Please help us to make the most of this opportunity to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge again this year by hitting our pledge target.

  • We must raise £3,750 in pledges by 31/08/17 to participate
  • Pledges must be £100 or more
  • Pledgers have until 12th January 2018 to pay their pledges
  • Your pledge will be worth over four times as much as you give

I hope that you will be kind enough to help us make sure this Christmas is not a lonely one for anybody in Dorset with sight loss, by pledging in the challenge this year.

If you are able to pledge please do so online here or call Amanda on 01202 712864 or email before the end of August.

You can read more about what this money will do to improve lives of blind and partially sighted people here.