We’re nearly at £300,000!

We have been overwhelmed by the huge support from our readers for City A.M.’s first-ever Christmas charity appeal.

After just four weeks of fundraising we are delighted to be within reach of raising £300,000 for our chosen charity, Opportunity International, which offers small loans and banking services to entrepreneurs in southern Malawi.

We’re now asking for your help to make one final push to make this appeal an even bigger success.

There are just four days left in which to place your bids in our online auction, which is offering a range of experiences and treats that you cannot buy anywhere else.

From football fans to foodies, we believe these gifts will keep everybody happy. And with all proceeds going to support a fantastic cause, we hope you’ll take a closer look online at www.cityam.com/auction today.

In these last few days of our appeal, we are calling on all our readers to make any last donations you can. Phone us on 01865 725304; text your £5 or £10 donation to 70070; or go online at www.cityam.com/appeal. All donations from UK individuals will be matched by the Government pound for pound.

Three tickets to Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers with City A.M.’s sports editor Frank Dalleres
Meet Frank Dalleres, City A.M.’s sports editor, who will take three guests to the exclusive club level of Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal play Queens Park Rangers on New Year's Eve. The match kicks off at 3pm.

A sumptuous dinner for 10 at Boisdale, Canary Wharf
A four-course dinner for 10 people in the imposing Jack Vettriano Room, complete with champagne reception, wines to match the menu, and an after-dinner tutored tasting of Chivas Regal 12 yr, 18yr and 21yr Royal Salute, to a live jazz performance.

A case of malt Arran whisky
This 14-year-old Arran malt came from a single cask – No.1102 – filled in August 1996 at the Lochranza distillery and bottled in October 2010. Light the fire, sink into the armchair and luxuriate in its rich golden elixir vitae.

A round of golf and lunch for two with Sam Torrance
Enjoy 18 holes on the Championship Sunningdale Golf Course near Windsor, with Sam Torrance, City A.M. columnist and former captain of the European Ryder Cup team, and Lawson Muncaster, founder of City A.M.

During the round, Torrance will share some of the secrets of his winning technique and anecdotes from his glittering golf career. In the clubhouse over lunch you’ll be able to indulge in some post-game analysis.

Three course dinner for two at River Restaurant at the Savoy
Savour a three-course dinner for two at one of the world's best-known luxury establishments. After a multi-million pound refit in 2010, head chef James Pare and his team have injected new life into the old classics. Pare’s à la carte menu has a modern French style and incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients with luxury and flair.

A 10-day internship at City A.M.
Feel the buzz of the newsroom when a big story is breaking. Get close to the City's key players as they face the media at press conferences. Spend some time picking up tips in the heart of London.

City A.M. is inviting a lucky intern to be part of their team for two weeks in 2012 reporting on the unfolding drama in the financial markets. The lucky winner will play a part in creating a newspaper that is read by 300,000-plus readers every day.

Lunch with Allister Heath, editor of City A.M.
Take this opportunity to dig beneath the headlines and gain an insight into the top business issues of the day over lunch with City A.M.’s editor, Allister Heath. With deep knowledge of the City and the economy, business trends and financial literacy, Allister has a unique perspective on the global economic crisis and the changing business environment worldwide. Beyond City A.M., Allister is chairman of the 2020 Tax Commission and regularly appears as a commentator on BBC and Sky News.

Six nights at the Vamizi Island Lodge in Mozambique
Arching out of the Vamizi seas, this 12km curve of beach and bush is drenched in sunshine and breezes. In castaway chic, the Vamizi Island Lodge boasts 13 impossibly romantic timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The island is also home to the green and hawksbill turtles, so you may catch a rare sighting.