Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Christmas challenge ends December 2nd

On 28 November,  Phoenix Dance Theatre launched their 72-hour campaign to raise £2,350.  These funds will be used to increase its dance education work.  The company will focus on those who have very limited access to the arts, who may thrive on having their talent recognised and developed.

Phoenix is a contemporary dance company with innovative and diverse choreographers and professional dancers who travel the UK and beyond.  Dance classes are held in their studio but also in centres of education for young people who thrive on having access to these professionals.

It’s worth knowing that the amount of each donation will be matched by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s supporters and the Reed Foundation.

The Executive Director at Phoenix Dance Theatre, Mark Hollander, explained that the company looks for new and different ways of raising funds, and it is hoped that the Christmas Challenge will attract the attention of people who appreciate the Theatre’s performances and its aim to reach those who will benefit from the education on offer.

If you would like to help, please visit and make a donation before 12:00 p.m. on 2 December.

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About the Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge is back for the ninth year running, this year launching on #GivingTuesday (28th November 2017) to inspire even more people to have their donations doubled.  The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their causes. The Christmas Challenge was launched in 2008 by Sir Alec Reed, founder of Reed Recruitment. Since 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects.  If you make a donation to a participating charity during the campaign, your donations will be generously matched. There are over 300 fantastic charities to choose from and donations will be doubled from 12pm (midday) on #GivingTuesday (28th November) for 72 hours. To say thank you for your generous donations at Christmas, the Big Give finds philanthropists and funders who are willing to match donations. This year, match funding is provided by a range of philanthropic organisations, called ‘Champions’. This year, Champions include The Reed Foundation, The Childhood Trust, Candis Magazine and The Postcode Support Trust amongst many others.

More info about the Christmas Challenge here:

  • Written by

    Adam Kershaw