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The Big Give

THE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2019 - One donation, twice the impact.

Donate to Embrace this Christmas and see your donation DOUBLE in size!

We’re delighted to announce that from 12pm on Tuesday 3 December your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only.

If you’re thinking of making a donation this Christmas, there’s no better time than #GivingTuesday!

What is The Christmas Challenge?

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign that helps UK registered charities raise funds for their cause. The Big Give offers supporters of participating charities the chance to have their donation doubled when the Christmas Challenge goes live.

We’re raising vital funds to provide immediate support to child victims of crime in Greater London

Over 700,000 children between 10 and 15 are victims of reported serious crime each year.

To date we have helped over 16,000 child victims of crime and their families, almost 50% of referrals to Embrace relate to sexual abuse or assault.

Domestic violence accounts for nearly 16% of our beneficiaries meanwhile, serious violent crime, including knife crime is on the increase, particularly in London with an increase of 26 offences per 100,000 population in 2017/18 (compared to 2016/17)

Our solution
Our combination of practical, emotional and specialist support, delivered through a London-based Co-ordinator will respond to the immediate need of young victims of serious crime, and offer additional support/guidance to their families.

Our team can refer young victims/families for specialist counselling, engage local support organisations and create a bespoke package of support for each case.

Impact
For the charity, the long term change will be a stability in staffing levels across Greater London, which will result in an increased presence, stronger partnerships and ultimately more young victims supported in the most appropriate way.

As a growing charity, increasing our professional resource is paramount to meeting the growing demand for our services. For the young victims and families we support this will mean less waiting times, more options and a continued professional service.

Help us hit our target in the #ChristmasChallenge19 – donations will be doubled so there’s no better time to support this work.

One donation, twice the impact!

How to Donate:

When?
The campaign launches at 12pm on Giving Tuesday and donations will be doubled until 12pm on Tuesday 10 December.

Where?
You can double your donation to our project here once the Christmas challenge goes live.

How does it work?
To double your donation to our cause it must be given to our project between 12pm on Giving Tuesday to 12pm on Tuesday 10 December.

Get Social:
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and share our #ChristmasChallenge19 messages until Tuesday 10 December.

Spread the word:
Forward our messages to friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to donate to our project.

Thank you so much in advance for your support and donations, it really means a lot and will help us to support even more children and families whose lives have been devastated by some of the worst crimes imaginable.

Important information for donors:

The maximum single donation is £5,000. A donor can make multiple matched donations, up to a value of £5,000 per donation. The Big Give accepts all major credit and debit cards including American Express.

Start the donation process at 12pm on Tuesday 3rd December when you will see a clear message to indicate the Challenge has started. If you start the donation process before 12pm and pre-fill the donation form, your donation will not be matched.

If available, matching funds will be reserved for 10 minutes whilst you donate.

You might be required to input your 3D secure details so make sure you have these to hand. Your 3D secure checks are controlled by your bank or card issuer so payments may not be processed if you fail to provide the correct details.

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We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as these browsers provide a smoother experience than Internet Explorer.

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