JustGiving sets up fundraising page in response to Matt Hancock’s ‘I’m a Celebrity’ appearance
7 November 2022
Leading fundraising platform, JustGiving has set up an online fundraising page, to enable the charities which Matt Hancock plans to donate to and raise awareness of, benefit during his time in the Australian jungle.
The conservative MP is set to head into the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Jungle and has shared that he plans to donate the proceeds from his appearance fee to St Nicholas Hospice and the British Dyslexia Association.
He explained that he intends to use this opportunity of appearing on the ITV reality TV show as a way to raise awareness of dyslexia – a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
In response to this, JustGiving has created an online fundraising page which captures the causes that he himself plans to donate to and raise awareness of.
Pascale Harvie, President and General Manager of JustGiving commented:
“JustGiving has and always will be a place where people can fundraise and give, to make a difference to the world around them.”
“Over 22 million people fundraise on our platform every year and we know that when those in the public eye in particular raise awareness of good causes, it encourages generosity. We’ve therefore set up an online fundraising page so that those people who do watch the program and choose to support these causes can do so easily and securely.”
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