Crowdfunding for Calais
With the migrant situation in Calais reaching crisis levels, Doctors of the World UK used a Campaign Page to help provide aid.
Doctors of the World UK
Doctors of the world
ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
There is a humanitarian crisis happening in Calais and Doctors of the World UK is the only charity providing medical help on the ground. The charity wanted to raise funds fast to help them provide essential medical consultations, counselling and psychological support services to the migrants.
The charity quickly set up a Campaign Page, which allowed people to fundraise for the Campaign. They added lots of photos to the image gallery from their work in Calais so people could see the conditions on the ground and what the charity is doing to help the migrants. Doctors of the World did a lot of PR and gave the URL of the Campaign Page to the press, which meant people could come together and show their support all in one place – either by donating to the Campaign or creating their own Fundraising Page.
The Campaign has raised over £64,000 – absolutely smashing their original £5,000 target!
“We knew we had to act fast. The team at JustGiving helped us set up a Campaign Page within an hour so that we were able to start taking donations and people could set up a Fundraising Page for the Campaign.”
- Smaranda Cosma
Fundraising Manager, Doctors of the World UK