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The Big Give 2017

This year, Adventure Under Sail (AUS) is applying to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. We’re hoping to raise vital funds for our Tall Ship to take 28 Youngsters on a 4 day sail train voyage in April 2017 from Weymouth to Greenwich.

As part of our application, we need our key supporters to make promises of funding, called ‘pledges’ which will be used as match funds to double online donations made to our charity during the campaign. You would be required to fulfil this pledge i.e. pay it to us, after the campaign finishes on 2nd December (and before 13th January 2017) depending on how successful we are at using up these matching funds. Your commitment of funding might also help us to secure additional match funds via a Champion (sourced by the Big Give).

We are aiming to raise a total of £1855 in pledges to take part in the Christmas Challenge. Would you consider making a pledge of £100 to help us reach our target?

If you would be willing to make a pledge to us, you can do so by completing this online form by the deadline of 5pm, Wednesday 31st August:


What is the Christmas Challenge?

The Christmas Challenge (the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign) helps UK-registered charities to raise funds for their projects by doubling donations when the campaign goes live on 29th November. You can find full details of the Christmas Challenge, and how your pledge will enable us to be part of the UK's largest Matched Funding Challenge, on theBigGive.org.uk. Research shows that 84% of donors are more likely to give in a match funding campaign and that donations are on average 2.5 times bigger so we’re very excited about the opportunity to take part.

Our aims are to develop life skills for young people through the promotion of sail training, making it accessible to as many young people as possible, whilst maintaining a working Class A tall ship.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions about the Christmas Challenge and what being a Pledger could mean to Adventure Under Sail, and the youngsters who hope to sail on the Tall Ship Pelican.

Thank you.

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