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The Big Give Christmas Challenge - Pledgers

We are taking part in the 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge, and we need your help...

This is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and this year we are raising funds to support our award winning Diabetes Wellness Event program for 2021. We are asking for your support to help us to reach our target.

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Could you be one of our Pledgers?

We need to raise £5,000 in pledge promises. These are promises of funding used to double donations made during the live donations campaign from 1st - 8th December 2020.  

Doubling the Donations! 

Once all pledges are confirmed (by 28 August 2020) they are matched by a Champion funder, secured by the Big Give. Together these funds form our funding pot used to double the online donations from the public when the campaign is live. This means a pledge from you can potentially be quadrupled in value to us! 

Thank you! 

Should you wish to support us by becoming a pledger, DRWF will gratefully acknowledge this support and include your company details and logo on the Big Give landing pages on our website. 


DRWF Wellness Events - Education Days

Our Diabetes Wellness Days are critical to our work, these events bring together a wealth of information under one roof for people living with all forms of Diabetes, family members, friends and carers. Wellness Days provide the tools, knowledge and practical skills needed to learn more about good self-management to stay well and reduce the risk of complications. Last year more than 350 people with diabetes benefitted from the educational support offered by these events.

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“...Education is pivotal if we are to empower people to take charge of their diabetes as much as possible. I am honoured to support these unique events provided by DRWF for people living with diabetes.” Dr. Mayank Patel, Physician in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton, 


“I learned more at your day than I learned in the last fourteen years living with my diabetes. Thank you for your day and your time.” Mrs M (Hedge End, Hampshire) 

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Just click here to complete the online application


How does it all work?



As a Pledger, you commit a pledge promise to our matching pot which is conditional on our performance in the campaign and payable after the campaign has ended. If we don’t use all of your promised funds then we would ask you for a pro rata amount of the pledge. Your funds will be used to match online donations when the campaign is live (1st - 8th Dec). 

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. By committing a pledge promise you will help us to inspire donors to support us and make your own donation go much further

This video explains the process in a little more detail: 

Please note that you cannot donate to us online if you have committed a pledge promise. Full Terms & Conditions are available for you to read when you complete the form
Fulfilment of a pledge is dependent on DRWF receiving donations in the campaign, therefore no money needs to be paid until after the campaign is completed, between 08/12/2020 and 15/01/2021. 

Pledgers may be asked to donate less than their pledge depending on the amount of donations received, but it will never be more than the original pledged amount. 

Just click here to complete the online application


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