Bargain of the year
A friend boasted to me that on Wednesday he made a 250% profit on a £100 investment.
At a Funding Network event (see earlier post) he pledged £100 to an organisation which reprieves traumatised asylum-seekers from their medieval detention centres (details at BID).
Within minutes of the pledge, a mystery gentleman announced he'd match all the donations pledged so far. Clearly not a Daily Mail reader. So my friend's gift was doubled, as was the attendant Gift Aid (£28 x 2)*.
Can anyone beat that? Does this kind of thing happen anywhere else?
*The Funding Network takes a modest cut - around 4% - for administration.