Bargain of the year

7 09 2009

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.

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