The Big Give 2021 – We need your help!

Giving Tuesday 2021

We are delighted to announce that this year we are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021. The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match funding campaign organised every year to help charities to raise money for important projects and give supporters an amazing opportunity to have their donations DOUBLED.

Over the course of the campaign, Step One Charity is aiming to raise £1100 towards our life-changing online mental health support service, BeWell@StepOne.

We have been fortunate in securing £550 in pledged funding our major donor pledges! This means for one week only, every £1 you donate will become £2, when it is matched against our pledged funds. So, next week is your chance to make your donation go even further and support even more people through the work of Step One.

How does it work?

From 12pm Tuesday 30 November to 12pm to Tuesday 7 December, every donation made via our Big Give page will be doubled through our match funding.

So if you donate £10, it becomes £20. If you donate £25 then it becomes £50, and so on. We need the support of those passionate about mental health to help raise £1100, as donations made will be matched against pledges of £550 already secured from generous major donor pledges.

*Donations are only doubled until the matched funding has gone. Watch the video below to learn more:

Why should I donate?

Mental health problems are increasing: 1 in 5 people now show signs of depression. Early indications suggest an additional 500,000 people nationally will suffer mental health problems due to COVID-19 . Christmas can bring extra pressure, affecting people’s mental health: the feeling of loneliness or grief may be exacerbated; family events can be difficult and stressful; the idea of creating a ‘perfect Christmas’ can take its toll and support services may be closed.

With a rise in the number of individuals seeking mental health support in Devon, our BeWell@StepOne programme was developed with the aim of supporting people who are experiencing mental health challenges by offering online support with qualified and professional mental health tutors. We want to create hope and meaningful connections among those using this service, as well as supporting them in discovering their own strengths, resilience, and potential. Ultimately, preventing someone from reaching a mental health crisis point.

Through our Big Give campaign, you can help us to fund vital mental health support services that could prevent someone’s mental health condition from escalating into something more serious and potentially save their life this Christmas.

How do I donate?

Only donations made during the campaign dates on our page of the Big Give website will be doubled. This link will go live on Tuesday 30th November at midday.

The campaign will then run until 12pm midday on Tuesday 7th December, unless we meet our target beforehand. Donations made outside of these times and dates (or on the Step One website rather than our Big Give webpage) will still come to the charity, but won’t be doubled or counted towards the Big Give total.

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