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£28,000 raised for children harmed by crime in match-funding campaign

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, supporters and fundraisers we raised £14,000 in 14 days!

Then it was doubled to £28,000 to help children and families recover from trauma – as part of a match-funding campaign.

Embrace Child Victims of Crime took part in the Big Give’s summer match-funding campaign called Champions for Children with The Childhood Trust from June 8 to June 22.

Every £1 we raised in the two weeks was doubled to support young crime victims who have suffered poverty and hardship. The funding will go to Alfie’s Fund.

Last year we helped about 3,000 children who had been harmed by crimes such as sexual abuse, neglect, and domestic abuse. We also support families affected by homicide where a parent or close family member has been killed through crime.

Peterborough City Radio 103.2FM, The Peterborough Telegraph and Peterborough City Council all supported the campaign. They encouraged local residents and businesses to donate because our headquarters are based in Copse Court, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough.

Anne Campbell, chief executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “The Covid restrictions have made it really difficult for charities like ours to fundraise.

“This campaign was an opportunity for all our supporters to have twice the impact and see their donations doubled at no cost to them.

“Every £1 raised was match funded by our partner organisation and The Childhood Trust.

“We had a target to raise £15,000 and we managed £14,000 which I think was a fantastic achievement in these difficult times.

“We are so grateful to everyone who supported us. Their generosity will help us to help many more children who have been through so much.” 

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