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WHAT IS THE BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE?
The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, helping UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause. It offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on theBigGive.org.uk during the week of the campaign. Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £78 million for more than 2,800 charity projects.
The Christmas Challenge 2017 goes live at midday on #GivingTuesday 28th November and runs until midday on Tuesday 5th December. Join us then to make a matched donation to charity. One donation, twice the impact.
HOW WILL IT HELP AGE CONNECTS CARDIFF & THE VALE?
The Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale Community Support Project has made it through to the final round of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. This is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which could provide vital funds to help towards recruiting more wonderful volunteers to help more people in need.
The Age Connects Community Volunteer Support Programme delivers volunteer led activities that provide practical and emotional support for older people living across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The Community Volunteers help people to keep connected through visits for a cuppa and a chat and outings getting to the shops or to appointments....
Take a moment to imagine… sitting all alone at home with only the television as a source of company. It can be a terrible and frightening experience to see no-one for days on end.
Sadly, there are too many lonely and isolated older people in our communities who are alone facing the uncertainties that old age often brings without family or friends to help. Older people are particularly vulnerable to social isolation or loneliness owing to loss of friends and family, mobility or income. This is where local charity, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, and the Community Volunteer Support Programme, can offer a lifeline.