Donate to the big match against malaria!

  • Posted on: 3 March 2017
  • By: President

I was wondering if you/the college might consider donating to the Giving What We Can: Oxford Big Match fundraiser (following the link below)? With just over a week to go, we have a long way to go if we hope to meet our target.


Oxford students are aiming to raise as much money as possible over a 2-week period (ending 8th March) for the Against Malaria Foundation, one of the most effective charities in the world.
Excitingly, any money donated will be matched by pledged funds which would have otherwise not gone to this charity, making our campaign an especially high impact way to give to charity.
Last week we met with the Vice Chancellor, Louise Richardson, who gave her support to the Big Match and, alongside our fundraising efforts, we will also be hosting Rob Mather (CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation) for a speaker event and Mark Goldring (CEO of Oxfam) and other guest speakers for a panel discussion at Blackwells. An article outlining the motivation of our campaign has also been commissioned for The Telegraph. 
Whilst student donations are a crucial part of the campaign, we also rely on support from other individuals and institutions within the university to ensure we meet our ambitious target of £15,000.
Of course, we will publicly thank our instiution donors via our social media channels as a display of our gratitude.
Please do let me know if you have any further questions. I hope you will consider supporting our campaign!
All the best,
Tom Gardiner
Co-ordinator of the Big Match 2017
Medical Student, Worcester College