Centre to benefit from double donations as Big Give Christmas Challenge launches

Donations to the Cardinal Hume Centre can be doubled be between 12pm on 27 November and 12pm on 4 December, as the charity once again takes part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – the largest match funding campaign in the UK.

The Westminster-based charity – which helps people access the support, and develop the skills they need, to overcome poverty and homelessness – is looking to raise £50,000 during the week-long event. Those who give to the Centre via the Big Give will have their donations matched by one of our own donors and The Childhood Trust, a fundraising and grant making organisation working with grass roots charities to help alleviate the impact of child poverty in London.

All money raised will go towards the Centre’s popular family and young people’s service, which provides a safe and welcoming space for local disadvantaged children and their parents living on no or low incomes. Children can enjoy a whole host of fun, educational and creative activities – supported by qualified staff at the charity’s newly refurbished premises. Activities include free afterschool clubs, homework clubs, as well as school holiday programmes and outings. Parents can also take advantage of emotional health and wellbeing sessions, whole-family activities, and find out more about the other services the Centre has to help people improve their prospects.

Sophie Stanes, Supporter Relations Manager at the Cardinal Hume Centre, said: “The Big Give is a really simple way for donors to make their money go further – and what a difference it can make. Our family and young people’s service reaches out to hundreds of people in Westminster who are struggling to get by each day. It’s such a warm and welcoming place, a real hive of activity where children and their parents can thrive. Indeed, around 140 children and parents regularly attended our homework club last year. Anyone keen to donate to us in the run up to Christmas, should head to the Big Give website and search for us there. Individuals can contribute anything between £1 and £5,000. I’d like to thank in advance all those who are so generously supporting us.”

To double your donation and have twice the impact, please go to www.biggive.org.uk and search for Cardinal Hume Centre.