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Festive fundraising evening raises over £40,000

Dec 3rd 2015

The Funding Network’s latest fundraising event kicked off the season of giving in style by raising £43,015 for four different charities.

The festive evening, held at Macquarie Group, featured mulled wine and mince pies as well as entertainment from the London Youth Choir. The main attraction was The Funding Network’s live crowdfunding session where attendees heard speed pitches from four charities and were then invited to pledge their money on the spot in a quick fire, dragons den style fundraising round.

The four charities supported on the night were: Friends of the Children of Orissa, who help lost and runaway children return home or find a new home in Eastern India; British Shalom-Shalaam Trust, who work with Israeli Jewish women to provide Palestinian children and their mothers with otherwise unachievable day trips to Israel's Mediterranean coast; The Horse Course, who use horse-based interventions with those who face extreme social exclusion to reduce problem behaviour and Forty Hall Community Vineyard, a community project in North London to support people with mental health problems.

Earlier this year The Funding Network celebrated a significant milestone when they surpassed more than £8m raised since it started in 2002.

Read our interview with Dr Fred Mulder CBE, founder of The Funding Network.

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