Great Friday and our PayPal matched donations promotion before the Bank Holiday weekend was hugely popular. Lots and lots of people donated, which means a fantastic amount more has been raised for charity on Good Friday than we’ve seen in previous years through Virgin Money Giving.
Looking through the donations so many donors stayed up until midnight to support their Virgin London Marathon runner. Not only were they up late, but some were exceptionally generous.
This meant the pot of money available from PayPal was allocated in just 2 minutes!
All eligible matched donations were awarded on a ‘first donation made, first donations matched’ basis. With the largest amount donated by an individual being £1000, the average matched donation amount was also high being £271!
A huge well done to everyone who promoted their fundraising page to their friends and family on Good Friday, whether your donation was matched or not, hopefully you’re all a lot closer to your Marathon charity fundraising targets!
And finally a big thank you to PayPal for matching the donations for us.