Fundraise for The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Double your donation to help isolated older people

There are lots of great fundraising ideas, here are a few simple ideas to get you started.

The £10 Random Read Pledge

Whether it’s with your colleagues or friends and family, you can take The £10 Random Read Pledge. Simply donate £10 and choose something to read together from our specially curated Festive Story and Poetry Selection Box (pledgers can download for free from our website). Take some time out and read together, you’ll get a taster of what it feels like to share reading and see what your donation is doing for people first hand.



Sponsor a Scrooge

Every workplace has a Scrooge! You can support isolated older people this year by sponsoring your Scrooge-like colleague to perform a day or weeks’ worth of random acts of kindness.
Whether it’s doing the tea run, sweeping up the stock room or paying a pound to the “humbug” box every time their grumpy personality takes over we’re sure there are lots of creative ideas to make your Scrooge atone for their ways.

Great Expectations – Literary Bake Off

For some, the best thing about Christmas is the festive flavours! Why not host a “Literary Bake Off” with your friends or team this year and give something back. Whether you want to bring out your competitive streak or keep it friendly is entirely up to you. All we ask is you bake some cakes, give them a pun-filled literary or festive name and make a donation.
It could be Scrooge’s Sponge, Marley’s Malt Cake, Tiny Tim’s Tiny Cupcakes or something of your own design, all we ask is you bring people together, eat some lovely cake and make a donation!

How many Scrooges?

A quick and fun way of fundraising that will go a long way to helping isolated older people. Simply download the game sheet and ask your friends, colleagues and family to donate a £2 to take part. All they need to do is guess how many times the word Scrooge appears in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The guesser with the closest to the answer wins £20 and a digital copy of The Reader’s new A Christmas Carol audio-book.

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