Gumboots UK will participate for the third year running in The Big Give Christmas Challengefrom 4th to 6th December, 2014.

Building on the success of our 2013 Challenge, we are fundraising for the Phetoho Education project in order to sponsor more children to attend the Saturday School offered by St. Mary’s school in Waverley, Johannesburg.

St. Mary’s has a 24 year history of running a successful outreach education project for children in Alexandra township. The school provides a Saturday and holiday programme of high quality teaching for 300 children annually. This includes their transport, books and materials. Lessons in all key subjects take place at St. Mary’s where the Alex children have access to very fine facilities and a lunch provided by St. Mary’s pupil volunteers.

For more information about the programme see:
Alexandra School’s Annual Report 2013

Our target is to raise £6,000 for this project over 3 days in December. If you recall from last year, this is a competitive process whereby individuals need to make their pledges online as fast as possible from 10am on a given day (UK Time). A percentage of match funding is released on each day until it is exhausted, as we know from last time this could be a matter of minutes.

What this means is that you could INSTANTLY DOUBLE YOUR PLEDGE if you are fast enough!

We encourage all our supporters to get online on the following dates and make a pledge on The Big Give Website. Make note of the following dates in your calendar now!

10am, Thursday 4th December – 40% of Charity Champion Match Funding released

10am, Friday 5th December – 30% of Charity Champion Match Funding released

10am, Saturday 6th December – 30% of Charity Champion Match Funding released