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More than £80,000 raised in Greenham Trust's spectacular Double Matched Day

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MORE than £80,000 was raised by five charitable organisations over Greenham Trust’s ‘Double Matched Day’.

In a 48-hour bonanza on June 18 and 19, the five organisations had the opportunity to treble every £1 raised up to £5,000 through matched funding by the trust.

The organisations all met their target of raising £5,000, meaning they received the full £10,000 match funding by the Trust.

Living Rainforest fundraisers (48469448)
Living Rainforest fundraisers (48469448)

With 226 total donations received on the day, all five of the participants met their fundraising targets and the fundraising appeals for West Berkshire Therapy Centre, West Berkshire Mencap and Parenting Special Children are now fully funded.

Hungerford Town Football Club and The Trust for Sustainable Living (Living Rainforest) reached their Double Matched Days targets but are still fundraising to complete their appeals.

The donations reached an incredible £81,997.77, broken down as follows:

n Total amount donated: £29,523.77

n Double Match funding from Greenham Trust: £50,010

n Gift Aid on donations: £2,464

n Total awarded £81,997.77

West Berkshire Therapy Centre trustee John Holt (48469458)
West Berkshire Therapy Centre trustee John Holt (48469458)

Hungerford Town FC chairman Patrick Chambers said: “I was overwhelmed with the numerous donations made over the 48-hours.

“There is no doubt that many more people donated due to the fact that every £1 raised delivered £3 to the club towards our new pavilion that is now approaching fit out stage.

“The timing was just perfect for us, and the funds will make a massive difference to our small club.

“I can’t thank Greenham Trust and everyone that donated enough – the generosity has literally blown me away.”

West Berkshire Therapy Centre cake sale (48469452)
West Berkshire Therapy Centre cake sale (48469452)

West Berkshire Therapy Centre trustee John Holt said: “We are ecstatic to have reached our target and we would not be there without Greenham Trust and The Good Exchange platform. Thank you!”

West Berkshire Mencap chief executive Sara Vaughan said: “Everyone at West Berkshire Mencap is absolutely thrilled by the success of Double Match Day.

“To have raised so much, so quickly by our friends and supporters and to then have had it double matched by Greenham Trust is wonderful news.

“The clients at our garden project are so excited about the new facilities we are building and are really looking forward to their new woodwork workshop.”

Parenting Special Children business development and partnerships manager Tess Eagles said: “Thank you to all our supporters and local businesses and also thanks to Greenham Trust for the double match funding.

“Your support is greatly appreciated by us and the families we support.”

Greenham Trust chief executive Chris Boulton said: “Thanks very much to our five finalist charitable organisations, everyone from the local community and local businesses and the teams from Greenham Trust and The Good Exchange who helped to make our Double Matched Days last Friday and Saturday a resounding success.

“With all participants reaching their double matched targets, Double Matched Days clearly demonstrate the benefits of charitable match funding and the huge added-value it can bring for good causes across a community.”

For further details, visit the Greenham Trust Double Matched Day page: https://greenhamtrust.com/double/.

If you are interested in working alongside Greenham Trust to support the local community, please contact Head of Collaborative Funding julian.may@thegoodexchange.com

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