We are very excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

We’re asking you not to forget children in care this Christmas, and help us raise vital funding for our advocacy and support services and the Big Give will match your donation.

All donations made to our project will be doubled during the campaign.

In order for us to get our Big Give Christmas Challenge donations matched, they must be made online between 12pm on 27th November and 12pm on the 4th of December.

If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will make double the difference.

Rita Waters, NYAS Chief Executive says, “There are 73,000 children in care in England alone, according to recent government statistics, and, as many of us look forward to sharing a special Christmas with our own children, it’s important to remember those young people for whom Christmas might be a particularly challenging and difficult time of year.

“We’re asking the local business community and individuals in Wirral and across the North West to help us demonstrate to these young people that they matter and that we want to make things better for them. The money raised will be used to fund a range of NYAS support projects, so essential at a time when funding for children’s services in general is under enormous strain. Having been a part of the Wirral and Merseyside community for almost 40 years, we’re confident that the generosity of local people and organisations will shine through when it comes to supporting our campaign, as we strive to give a voice to thousands of under-represented children and young people. And the fantastic thing about the Big Give Christmas Challenge is that one donation equals twice the impact.”

Donations to the NYAS ‘Don’t Forget Children in Care this Christmas’ campaign will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on the 27th November, #GivingTuesday until midday on the 4th December.

To visit the NYAS Big Give Campaign page or to make a donation, please visit here