https://dfidnews.blog.gov.uk/2018/12/13/give-a-gift-this-christmatch-uk-aid-doubles-public-donations-to-seven-charities-over-the-festive-season/

Give a gift this ChristMatch: UK aid doubles public donations to seven charities over the festive season

If the thought of braving the shops in search of all of those Christmas presents doesn’t exactly fill you with seasonal cheer, then DFID’s ChristMatch appeal might be the answer.

Launched this week, UK aid is asking the great British public to give a donation to any of the seven UK Aid Match charities this Christmas.

By donating to any of the UK Aid Match charities this Christmas means that every time the you reach into your pockets and donate to: Street Child, Village Water, Mary’s Meals, AfriKids, Practical Action, War Child and the Elton John Aids Foundation, the UK government will double every donation pound for pound.

These seven charities are doing everything from helping young people get off the streets and back into school in Sierra Leone to ensuring that school children across Zambia are eating a nutritious school meal.

For every £1 given by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government will add £1 up to £2m.

The launch of Scottish charity Mary's Meals Aid Match appeal 'Double the Love', was covered in both The Press and Journal and The Scottish Sun.

The Duchess of York backed Street Child's 'Count Me In' Aid Match appeal. The Duchess is the charity's Patron and described Street Child's life-changing work in the Daily Mail.

So, whether your nearest and dearest are passionate about climate change or believe that hungry children should been given a healthy meal at school, there is a charity for everyone.

Follow the campaign at #ChristMatch.

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