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Live crowdfunders raise more than £70k in a few hours

Jul 26th 2017

Three summer live crowdfunding events organised by The Funding Network (TFN) have raised more than £70k for small charities in a matter of hours.

The City Funding Network again joined forces with London giving network BeyondMe for The Multiplier, bringing together City professionals for an evening of drinks, networking and brilliant pitches. Hosted by WeWork in Southwark, they collectively raised £11,144 for three charities who inspired with their live pitches::

Right to Succeed - £3,830
Community Health Global Network - £4,193
Streatham Youth and Community Trust - £3,121

Another partnership event on June 29th between the Young Funding Network (YFN) and the Year Here social enterprise raised £19,480,  as well the pledge of hundreds of hours of skilled volunteering and hundreds of useful contacts to the six social ventures pitching for support. Esmeé Fairburn Foundation offered to match everything raised on the night giving a grand total of £36,960 from a total of 170 people in three hours.

On July 6th TFN celebrated its 15th birthday and its 10th year of support from Rathbone Greenbanks Investments  with an event at their  offices raising more than £29,000. The benefitting charities were:  
MAITS - £6,972
London Village Network - £9,085
MADaboutART - £5,463
Bread & Roses - £8,197

At the event TFN launched its Taster film explaining more about the unique giving model described as a charitable ‘dragons den’.  
TFN is a charity which brings people together to support small, non-profit organisations at exciting live crowdfunding events, raising vital funds, transforming lives and creating lasting social change.Since  it launched in 2002 it has raised more than £10m for over 1500 social change projects. To find out more about TFN visit the website

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