Any donation to the homeless charity until Friday will be matched by the Big Give fundraising scheme

Every pound given to the Catholic homeless charity The Passage next week will net the company £2, after it signed up to the Big Give, a scheme which doubles donations given to charities.

Any donation given from Monday to Friday next week will give the charity, founded in 1980 by Cardinal Basil Hume, a matched amount from the fundraising scheme, established by employment agency Reed. For donations that are gift aided, the Passage gains another 25p per £1.

The Passage recently received a £500,000 cut in funding. Chief executive Mick Clarke said: “Despite the cuts in our funding, no Passage service has had to close. As Christmas approaches and the cold weather begins to set in, The Passage will be there to help those most in need. Your donation will help The Passage help homeless people off the streets and into a home; not just for Christmas, but home for good.”

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