Wellingborough charity hoping to double donations with new campaign

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A Wellingborough charity is taking part in a scheme to double donations as part of Small Charity Week.

Home-Start Wellingborough & District is taking part in Localgiving’s #GiveMe5 campaign tomorrow (June 16).

The aim is to inspire support for grassroots charities like Home-Start Wellingborough & District, by doubling 1,000 x £5 donations made throughout the day.

At the end of the 24 hour match fund period, 1,000 donations will be randomly selected to benefit from an additional £5 of match funding, with successful donors being notified within 48 hours.

These, often underappreciated, groups make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of people, communities and causes across the UK every day.

The charity, which support families living within the Borough of Wellingborough, will be using the #GiveMe5 campaign to raise funds to provide our summer scheme for supported families.

Home-Start Wellingborough & District volunteers provide invaluable support to local families that are experiencing difficulties of all kinds.

Janet Gwiliam Sanders, scheme manager at Home-Start Wellingborough & District, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be part of #GiveMe5.

“We hope that the local community will show their generosity and support.

“Just one matched £5 donation would give us £10 of funding.

“This would make a big difference to a family as it would cover the cost of the whole family attending one of our summer activities.”

Localgiving is also encouraging members of the public to back the campaign by posting a #GiveMe5 selfie and pledging to make a £5 donation on the day.

Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving said local groups such as Home-Start Wellingborough & District can do amazing things with even the smallest amount of funding.

He said: “#GiveMe5 is a great opportunity for people in the Wellingborough area to get involved and make a real difference.

“We’re encouraging everyone to take part by sharing a #GiveMe5 selfie and pledging to make a £5 donation on June 16.”

Those wishing to donate to Home-Start Wellingborough & District through #GiveMe5 can do so at www.localgiving.org/home-startwellingborough.

For more information about #GiveMe5 or any other Localgiving match fund campaigns, visit Localgiving.org, email help@localgiving.org or call 0300 111 2340.