Donations given to medical charity Cobalt through a match giving campaign this week have been doubled making a fantastic £20,000 total so far.
Cobalt supporters gave to #TheBigGive, one of the largest online giving campaigns in the UK. The campaign launched on #GivingTuesday shortly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday for 72 hours and has now been extended until Tuesday 6 December. It has raised £6 million so far for over 300 charities.
The Big Give is a non-profit, charitable website which enables donors to support charity projects. Its main activity is online match funding and any donations to the Charity were doubled over the 72 hours. The Charity also received a substantial donation of £25,000 from The Clive and Sylvia Richards Charitable Trust to match any donations given.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Cobalt Fundraising said “We are currently raising £2 million to create a new vital MRI research service. These donations will provide an incredible boost to those funds. Thanks to the campaign, we have received donations from supporters so far totalling over £20,000. This will be used to enable wide-ranging research including cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery. Supporters can continue to donate with match funding of £15,000 remaining”
Anyone wishing to donate to Cobalt needs to log onto The Big Give website or ring fundraising on 01242 535922 if they require any assistance. The deadline for donations to be doubled is midday Tuesday 6 December.
Cobalt is a medical charity helping people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions.
Each year the charity provides diagnostic imaging for over 50,000 patients at their Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham and with our mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners that travel throughout the Three Counties (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire) and beyond.