CHEERS! Make Mine a double!

We are delighted to announce that we have raised just over £9000 in 7 days the Big Give!

We had 157 donations made via the Big Give website, totaling £4015 which will be DOUBLED by the Big Give’s philanthropic partner, Postcode Support Trust and some of our own key supporters.

Thank you to everyone who made a donation and spread the word about this amazing opportunity. Cocktails is funded entirely by donations and so this money will ensure that we are able to throw even more excellent parties in care homes across London.

And it is not too late, although your donation will not be doubled, you can still donate to Cocktails in Care Homes here.

Female volunteer applauds game at table

Simple ways you can help with the Big Give

Spread the Word by email
As Christmas approaches people are often looking for ways to give, so email friends and family and ask them to consider making a donation, explaining that you volunteer for Cocktails in Care Homes so you know firsthand what a difference a monthly party makes to care home residents especially those who have no family or visitors.

Download here is some sample text to help you write your email with some examples of the difference their gift could make.


Make a donation
Every little helps as they say and a little doubled is actually pretty big to us! £10 buys table cloths, decoration and cocktail umbrellas. £25 buys the wine for mulled wine at a party. £100 stocks the bar in a home for 4 months.

Just make sure you make your donation via our Big Give webpage after 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November and before 12 noon on Friday to make sure it is doubled.


Social media

  • Retweet the #ChristmasChallenge16 and #CocktailsinCareHomes tweets from our @magicmearts twitter account once the Campaign goes live on Tuesday 29 November at 12 noon.
  • Tweet or Instagram one of these special social media “Save the date” jpeg cards before Tuesday







Click here to download Mine’s a double – party pink save the date jpeg 






Click here to download Make mine a double – Save the date jpeg (portrait)







Click here to download Make mine a double – Save the date jpeg (landscape)