Christmas Challenge 2020

Dear friends,

I hope you are all keeping well at this time. 

We are excited to let you know that Eastside is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.  

This year has been a struggle for everyone and we know how hard young people have been hit, with their mental health, education and wellbeing all seriously disrupted by the pandemic.  Research shows that youth mental health conditions and anxiety are on the rise with a shocking 87% of young people reporting that their mental health is considerably worse

For our 2020 Big Give campaign we are therefore focussing our efforts on providing safe, enjoyable, heartwarming creative activities delivered in person (or online), led by skilled artists and practitioners, enabling hundreds of young people to creatively express themselves, building their confidence and resilience as they adjust to life at school in this Covid era.

As part of our Christmas challenge, we kindly request your help to help us raise £4000. Every donation you make will have twice the impact with each pound being doubled by The Childhood Trust who are our generous match funders for this year’s initiative

For every £6 raised, one more young person experiences an Eastside workshop or programme. 

At dawn on December 1st, the Big Give donations page will be open and we will have exactly one week to raise these vital funds

So please do pop this date in your diary, which is also #GivingTuesday and help us support young people through a difficult year by donating to our Christmas Challenge campaign. 

Thank you so much for your help with this,

Warmest wishes,