The ‘Double Up Drive’ is now in its fifth year. Details on the website are scant, but in essence it looks like five professional poker players who pledge every year to match donations given to certain charities, up to a total this year of almost $2.5 million.
One of the charities supported in the Double Up Drive this year is the Against Malaria Foundation – an organisation that always ranks highly on the effectiveness charts and that we’ve supported twice in the past.
While there seems something a little random about having our donation matched by poker players, we’re going to roll (the dice!) with it and give it a go.
Our December donation goes to Against Malaria Foundation providing 178 malaria nets that will protect around 318 people. And with thanks to the Double Up Drive poker players this will increase to 356 nets protecting 637 people.
Thanks guys – may all your cards be royal.