The Big Give Christmas Challenge 21

The O'Connor Gateway Trust is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 21

We are so excited that The O’Connor Gateway Trust has been selected to participate in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge, when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

Donations to will be matched for seven days from noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, #GivingTuesday, thus, one donation will have TWICE the impact.

Thank you to our patron Russell Brand

Our amazing patron, Russell Brand, is supporting The O’Connor Gateway Trust for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 21. Thank you Russell for taking time out of your busy schedule to make this video.

How you can take part:

  • Add a calendar reminder to your diary for noon on November 30, 2021 including the link direct to our campaign page here.
  • The Christmas Challenge launches at noon on November 30, 2021 when our donate button will appear live.
  • Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.

What we do:

The O’Connor Gateway Trust, which owns Langan’s Tea Rooms and operates alongside The BAC O’Connor Centre, works with people who are struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs to help them move into recovery and to integrate back into their local community equipped with living skills and a vocation.

The O’Connor Gateway Trust supports individuals to become productive and positive members of their community.

All revenue from the tea rooms is ploughed back into community services to provide education, training and employment for those individuals who have undergone rehabilitation to gain qualifications and valuable skills within a supportive environment.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01283 500141 or by emailing us at

We understand that not everyone will be in a position to donate, so please share this news with anyone you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation DOUBLED!