Pot of charity cash is up for grabs online

At the launch of the Community Foundation for Calderdale's Giving are Rachel Junlian, Stephen Postle the Mayor of Calderdale Councillor  Nader Fekri, Peter Dawber and Lorna Butterwick
At the launch of the Community Foundation for Calderdale's Giving are Rachel Junlian, Stephen Postle the Mayor of Calderdale Councillor Nader Fekri, Peter Dawber and Lorna Butterwick

GENEROUS charity chiefs have pledged to match any funds donated through a website, meaning £10,000 is up for grabs in Calderdale.

For three weeks only, from today, the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) will double the cash donated through its partner Localgiving.com.

The website is a natinoal project which gives community groups their own webpage to collect donations from online supporters.

Until December 2, the CFFC will match donors’ cash pledged to the 50 Cadlerdale charities registered on the website, up to £250 and to a maximum of £5,000 altogether.

Rachel Julian, Localgiving project officer for CFFC, said: “At a time when our local community groups are being financially squeezed we hope that the generosity of donors giving through Localgiving.com will mean we meet our match fund target of £5,000 – giving a welcome boost of £10,000 to the vibrant community and voluntary sector across Calderdale.”

Calderdale’s Carl Hopkins, who appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, said: “I was overwhelmed to see the benefit that Calderdale charities bring to the local community here. I hope this match fund on Localgiving.com will be seen by local people and by businesses in the area as an opportunity to raise the profiles of these groups, thereby supporting and engaging in the Calderdale community as a whole.”

Calderdale groups registered on the Localgiving.com include Halifax and District Table Tennis Association, Pit Stop and Project Challenge.

Learn more about how you can get involved in the Localgiving.com Calderdale Match Fund by visiting Localgiving.com/calderdalematchfund