Leigh-based business, Corptel, pledged a match fund pot of £10,000 to Caritas – the principal social action charity of the Diocese of Salford – on Giving Tuesday, to help them raise funds for their Advent Appeal.
Last month, Caritas launched #Loved, a campaign to highlight their work supporting families, refugees and young parents in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire region, as the pandemic continues to impact their lives.
For 24 hours, last Tuesday (30th November), Corptel matched individual supporter donations to the campaign.
From the launch at 4pm on Giving Tuesday til one minute to midnight (23:59hrs) on Wednesday 1st December, 84 individuals donated a total of £6,140, many able to Gift Aid It, adding another 25% to the funds raised. This money was then match funded by Corptel, raising over £17,000 for the Appeal.
Thank you to everyone at Corptel, and to all of those who used the opportunity to support children and families struggling this Christmas. Because of your kindness, twice as many will feel #Loved.