The Brain Charity has launched a call for £100 pledges to allow us to double donations to our Sixmas appeal this December.
Last year, this month-long Christmas fundraising campaign raised more than £11,000 for the 1 in 6 people in the UK living with one of more than 600 different neurological conditions in existence.
This year, we have set an ambitious target of £60,000. This is because demand for our services has risen to unprecedented levels due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heartbreakingly, the number of people coming to The Brain Charity with suicidal thoughts because of their neurological condition or the illness of someone they care for, has more than doubled since 2020. We now desperately need to raise £60,000 to expand our capacity to offer free counselling, therapies and phone befriending to all who need them, with minimal waiting times.
We are thrilled to announce that that for the first time The Brain Charity has been selected to take part in the UK’s largest match funding campaign - The Big Give - which each year raises millions for good causes.
We now need your help - we have to secure £1,250 in pledges of £100 or more by 5pm August 27th at the latest to be able to take part in this exciting opportunity.
Your £100 pledge will allow all donations made to our Sixmas appeal between November 30th and December 7th this year to be doubled - ensuring all donors' money goes twice as far. One donation – twice the impact.
We will not require you to pay your pledge until between December 8th 2021 and January 14th 2022. All we need now is your promise of support.
The many injuries and illnesses which can affect the brain, spine and nervous system may be different, but their impact is equally destructive.
£100 also allows us to fund:
4 counselling sessions for someone struggling with their mental health, like Sonya.
2 hours of vital hospital-based support at the bedside for someone with a traumatic brain injury or other sudden diagnosis, like Ian.
20 socially isolated individuals to attend one of our activities, like Jane.
Thank you for your support - it makes a huge difference.