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Christian philanthropists announce shortlist for Dragon's Den-style event

Five Christian charities will be hoping to get a boost for their work from a Dragon's Den-style event in the City of London this autumn ...

The Kerygma Fund, which twice a year puts on a Dragon’s Den-style event in the City of London to raise funds for Christian charities, today announced the five organizations shortlisted to appear on 13 November in their final gathering this year.
 
The evangelism and discipleship-oriented charities are:

  • The Damaris Trust, which creates resources allowing community groups to engage with the themes and ideas explored in the latest feature films
  • Kick London, which aims to “transform young people’s lives with God’s love through football”
  • Make Jesus Known, whose vision is to reach out to everyone with the great news of Jesus
  • N:Flame, a youth work charity serving churches and secondary schools in North London
  • Christian Books Worldwide, which exists to translate, publish and distribute sound Christian books to the parts of the world that need them most.

The format of the evening is similar to that of BBC2’s popular Dragon’s Den programme. The five will all make short presentations about their work to an invited audience. They will then be quizzed by the audience on various aspects of their business plans and strategies. Last time charities including Christianity Explored and Christian Vision for Men benefited to the tune of nearly £50,000 from the event.
 
The Kerygma Fund exists to encourage Christian philanthropy towards innovative and effective charities. Chairman Matt Bird (pictured above) commented: "After the success of the first Dragon’s Den-style event for charity in March, we received a large number of applications from those wanting to take part this time. Most were of an extremely high standard, from Christian charities doing excellent work in many different areas, and it was a tough job to whittle them down to just five.
 
“We therefore anticipate a very high standard of presentations on 13 November, and we hope that the amount of money raised for them will far exceed that generated at the inaugural event in March.”
 
For more information about Kerygma, contact kerygma@makeithappenuk.com

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