Oriel Students Fundraising for Giving What We Can 'Big Match' Campaign

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9 February, 2017

A group of Oriel students are involved with the society 'Giving What We Can: Oxford', an organization made up of people who pledge to donate a significant proportion of their income to cost-effective charities. The organization is planning a big February fundraising campaign in support of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF).

The 'Big Match' fundraising campaign will run between 23rd February and 8th March 2017, and it is a donation-matching scheme to raise money in support of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), which is rated by GiveWell as one of the world’s most effective charities

Throughout the fortnight, there will be a range of events for college members and opportunities for them to support the campaign. Every pound donated will be matched, doubling the donation, by a pound from the 'matching pot' which Giving What We Can are raising money for in advance of the campaign. Last year the Big Match Campaign managed to raise over £10,000 for the Against Malaria Foundation. This year they aim to raise £30,000 in total.

One of the events that will take place in College is a discussion and Q&A featuring Michael Plant (University of Oxford Philosophy Department), Professor Lord Richard Layard (Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE) and Adrian Sell (CEO of the charity Basic Needs). The talk, entitled 'Global happiness: a futile dream?', is free to attend (although it is recommended you reserve your ticket) and will take place in the Harris Lecture Theatre from 6.30pm on Monday 27th February. Find out more here.

How to contribute

If you are interested in contributing to the matching pot or otherwise supporting this initiative, please get in touch with Aidan Goth (aidan.goth@oriel.ox.ac.uk) or donate directly through the matching pot page.