A NEW Christmas challenge is being launched today by Bromsgrove’s Basement Project to raise £11,000 in one week with the help of the ‘Big Give’.
Every penny raised will be given match-funding by several local organisations and Four Acre Trust as part of the ‘Big Give Christmas challenge’, meaning the charity will need £5,500 pledged to reach its total.
The funds will be used to support young people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.
The cash will go towards supplying those in need up to the age of 25 with energy vouchers and Christmas hampers.
Basement bosses said: “No-one should be forced to put ‘heating before eating’ – especially at Christmas time.”
Kelly Turner, Community Fund-raiser at The Basement Project said: “We are excited to be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge and are really grateful to the local organisations who have pledged their support to enable us to do so.
“We really could not support the amount of young people that we do without the generous support of the local community.
“We hope that, through the Big Give, the community can help us to reach our target of £11,000, which will help us to provide 200 of our clients and their families with everything they need for a safe, warm and enjoyable Christmas this year.”
The Basement Project offers a drop-in service, a food bank, floating support, counselling, and a mediation service.
People can get involved by visiting theBigGive.org.uk from midday today on #GivingTuesday.
The campaign will close at 12pm next Tuesday, December 7.
People can also set a reminder and add the Basement Project’s campaign page https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001wWOjDAAW so they remember not to miss their chance to double your donation!