We are looking for ‘pledgers’ for our Big Give Christmas Campaign by the end of August! Can you help?

A pledger is a donor who is able to give a larger sum - minimum of £100, towards our target of £22,500. It’s a great way of making your money go further, as pledge gifts effectively quadruple in value throughout the campaign. Pledges would be fulfilled between December and January and we have secured over £16,000!

Please make a pledge or forward the link here:



Christmas might seem a long way off, but we are already making plans to join the Big Give Christmas Challenge. The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match-funding campaign.

The Geoff Mack Fund was created in 2018 with a legacy by a Studio Member, to tackle the ongoing issue of access to adequate support for mental health needs.

This year Studio Upstairs wants to raise £90K through the Big Give Christmas Challenge for this fund.

Our first step is to raise £22.5K in pledges from key supporters or funders. A pledge is a promise to pay a given sum at a later date. We are looking for people able and willing to pledge a minimum of £100 by the end of August. The money will not need to be paid to Studio Upstairs after the Big Give Christmas Challenge Week is over (3-10 December) and by mid January.

Once we have sufficient pledge funding, we use this to attract Champion funding from philanthropists working through the Big Give, and these two types of gifts then comprise the match funding pot offered to donors during the Christmas Challenge. Champion funds are only awarded up to the total of a charity’s pledges, so confirming pledges is a really important first step.

If you would like to help us in this way, and become a pledger, please click on the button below which will take you to the Big Give website, where you can make your pledge.