#LucyGives Giving Week

We’ve partnered with The Big Give Christmas Challenge and Giving Tuesday to bring you our very first Giving Day, #LucyGives, for 24 hours starting at 12 noon on Tuesday 3 December. Save the date!

For more than 50 years, Lucy Cavendish College has given people the opportunity to expand their horizons, especially those for whom a Cambridge education might not otherwise have been possible. We’ve achieved that in no small part thanks to the support and generosity of the College community: people who believe in Lucy’s mission to reach, engage and support talented students of all ages and backgrounds to thrive at Cambridge.




This year, we’ve partnered with The Big Give Christmas Challenge to celebrate the impact of giving at Lucy. #LucyGives will begin at 12 noon on Giving Tuesday – a day of fundraising started in 2012 as a response to profit-driven “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be revealing the myriad ways you can support Lucy ​and share your stories. Search #LucyGives on social media to hear stories from Lucy's beneficiaries and supporters, like Barbara:

One donation, twice the impact

Thanks to the generosity of our own donors and the Reed Charitable Trust, we have match-funding of £​2,770.00 waiting – so your gifts will automatically double in value up to that amount. And, of course, those eligible can further increase their donations through Gift Aid. Furthermore, as all funds raised will support Lucy students, gifts made from first-time donors will be matched pound for pound again, with thanks to the Harding Challenge.

#LucyGives: 24 hours starting Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 12 noon

So please put 12 noon on Tuesday 3 December in your calendar – we’re looking forward to an exciting 24 hours!

Become a #LucyGives Ambassador

As an Ambassador your role would be to tell everyone in your Lucy network and beyond about #LucyGives. You can use social media, text, Whatsapp, emails - however you would usually communicate with people you know - and to make the role easy to manage we will send a number of Giving Week images and text templates in advance.

Ambassadors will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win Formal Hall for 2 or a Lucy Cavendish College t-shirt. Click here to sign up to become an Ambassador today!