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UK government to double donations to Sightsavers for three months

first_img Tagged with: christmas DfID UK Aid Match Individual giving matched giving [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://youtu.be/7HRQS97yxK4[/youtube] The UK government’s Aid Match Scheme is once again to double the donations made by the UK public to international development charity Sightsavers’ pre-Christmas appeal.All donations made by the UK public in support of Sightsavers’ work to prevent avoidable blindness in developing countries will be matched pound for pound by the UK government for the three month period from 15 September to 15 December 2015.The funding from the UK government will enable Sightsavers to deliver over 12 million treatments for river blindness (onchocerciasis) and 11 million treatments to prevent elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis) over the next three years.Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, said that the UK government’s support in match funding the public’s donations would ensure millions of people in Africa could live healthier and more productive lives.This year’s fundraising campaign would be promoted by partners including eBay for Charity, Optical Express, Paperchase and River Island.Last year the charity benefited from the Aid Match scheme. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Howard Lake | 17 September 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. UK government to double donations to Sightsavers for three monthslast_img read more