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A big crisis requires a big response
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there has never been a greater need for our work. Already marginalised children are now at even greater risk and facing bigger challenges. We are determined to do everything we can to support the vulnerable children and communities we work with.
That’s why, in partnership with Frugi, we’re launching the BIG Chance matched-funding campaign 18th-29th May with the aim of raising £30,000 to ensure that no child is forgotten.
Frugi have generously pledged £15,000 in matched-funds to the BIG Chance which means that for a limited period of time donations to Chance for Childhood will be matched £1 for £1.
Will be doubled to £90 which could provide masks for 100 vulnerable people in DRC
of children are out of school worldwide because of COVID-19. Help us to reach the most vulnerable today and your impact will go twice as far.
Children like Shema deserve better
For the first few years of his life, Shema’s mother struggled to look after him. Shema, now seven years old, has severe learning difficulties and needs extra care and attention. He became malnourished and without the proper support, Shema couldn’t walk and could barely communicate.
Thankfully, Shema was able to get the right help at one of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres we support in Rwanda. Here he got the developmental help that was right for him, and started to learn to walk. For the first time he was happy as he could play with other children! Shema could also eat properly, with a healthy diet to combat malnutrition.
But, in March, the ECD centre was forced to temporarily close because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This means that Shema has had to leave. Now, back at home, Shema and his mother are struggling to eat once again.
Will be doubled to £30 and could provide an emergency food package for a young mother and child who are facing hunger on the streets of Accra
How to take part in BIG Chance
There are just 11 days for us to reach our target of £30,000. To ensure your donation is doubled all you have to do is make a donation online through our website or over the phone by calling 01483 230 250 between 18th-29th May.
We know that you share our commitment to creating sustainable and long-term difference to enable us to not just support children now, but for generations to come. That’s why all money raised through this campaign will be unrestricted so it can be spent where the need is greatest. The BIG Chance is an opportunity for your donation to go further at this unprecedented time of need.