The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Give a child the joy of live music

From 3–10 December your donation will be DOUBLED

Every child deserves the joy of live music. At Aurora, we love welcoming schools to performances at our Kings Place home, and we bring adapted shows to special schools so that every child can take part. By working with schools we reach children who might not otherwise come to the concert hall.

We’re asking you to support our schools’ programme by making a donation to our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal. For one week only your donation will be DOUBLED at no extra cost to you.

Your support will give a child their very first experience of live music at our Far, Far Away storytelling performances. You’ll enable children with autism and special educational needs to take part, through specially-adapted multisensory performances. And you’ll give primary school children the chance to experience the thrill of a symphony from right inside the orchestra, at our unique Immersed workshops.

Donate to our Christmas Challenge from now until midday Tuesday 10 December by clicking the button below. From all of us at Aurora, thank you very much for your support.

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The Big Give FAQs

What is the Big Give Christmas Challenge?
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s largest online match funding campaign. For seven days from 3-10 December, donations made to participating charities will be doubled (while match funds last).

How will my donation be doubled?
During the Christmas Challenge, donations from £5 to £5,000 will be doubled. So a donation of £5 will be doubled to £10, £50 will be doubled to £100, £500 will be doubled to £1000 – and so on! Your donations will be doubled by generous match funding from our supporters and our Big Give Champion, The Reed Foundation. We have £20,000 of match funding available, which means that if we reach our target, we’ll raise an incredible £40,000 for our schools’ programme.

How long will the match funding last?
The first £20,000 of donations will be doubled. Once our match funding is used up, donations will no longer be doubled but we can still accept donations until midday on Tuesday 10 December. If we exceed our target we will also be eligible to apply for a Big Give Award of extra funding for our schools’ programme.

Is there a minimum or maximum donation?
The Big Give is able to accept donations from £5 upwards; we welcome gifts of any size. The maximum single donation that can be doubled is £5,000.

Can I donate now?
Yes! You can donate from midday on Tuesday 3 December until midday on Tuesday 10 December. Please note that donations outside this period will not be doubled.

Can I add Gift Aid to my donation?
Yes. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can add Gift Aid to your donation via the Big Give website. Please note that Gift Aid is not matched.

What payment methods can I use?
Donations to the Christmas Challenge can only be made online. The Big Give accept all major debit and credit cards and Apple Pay. The Big Give do not accept donations made by cash or cheque. If you experience any difficulty making a donation, please contact Helen McKeown (020 7014 2816 / who will be able to assist.

Any other questions?
If you have any other questions, or would like to discuss a potential donation, please contact Caroline Harris, Director of Development & Strategic Planning (020 7014 2804 / or Helen McKeown, Development Officer (020 7014 2816 /