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Make Mine a Double – the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

Update: 11 December 2017 – Thank you to everyone who gave to the Big Give Christmas Challenge – we raised an amazing £8656!

Tuesday 28th November (midday) to
5th December (midday)









Make mine a double! The Big Give matches your donation so that Magic Me gets twice the money. We already have a fund of £4K standing by to match your donations. If we hit this target the donations over that won’t be automatically doubled but we do get a chance to win one of the Big Give prize funds to add to our total.

Last year 157 generous donors raised over £9,000 enabling us to run 99 parties in 2017. Help us do the same in 2018.

The funds we raise from this year’s Big Give will go to our Cocktails In Care Homes project.

All you need to do is click here and make a donation!


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Share the information below with your network and introduce Cocktails in Care Homes to a whole new audience of potential supporters:

“I’m a supporter of the intergenerational arts charity, Magic Me. They run a project called Cocktails In Care Homes and need your support in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to help keep the project going and run more parties – you can donate here and the money will be doubled (up to a certain amount) find out more here:

Magic Me set up the Cocktails project because residents in care homes had told them that the most boring part of their day was the evening, a time when many people are getting dressed up and going out. They were asked to provide an activity to relieve the boredom between dinner and bedtime, and help residents stay in touch with the wider world outside their homes.

Since 2010 Magic Me  has been running Cocktails in Care Homes, hosted by young adult volunteers, 12 care homes across London now have monthly evening drinks parties from September to July ever year. The Cocktails team continue to work on expanding the network of homes they operate in and to bring on board a range of different partners to ensure that the concept remains fresh and fun for all concerned.  Each month there is a new party theme with decorations provided by partners and volunteers. New elements are added – for example in Autumn 2017 we are working with the Royal Academy of Music to bring in live musicians. You can find out more here: