This year, Andover Mind is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise vital funds for our Ugly Duckling project.
Ugly Duckling is our furniture recycling and renovation project which offers work experience and volunteer opportunities to people with mental ill-health; people with early to mid-stage dementia and their carers and those who are socially isolated. Like many, Ugly Duckling was heavily affected by COVID-19 and both the workshop and pop-up shop were closed for 4 months. Our loss of sales income during this time was around £1,500 per month and on top of this we were unable to carry out any of our planned community fundraising events which resulted in further loss of income.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge gives charities like us the opportunity to have donations doubled for a limited time only. With your help, we need to raise a total of £2,000 which will then be matched by 'Champion Funders' and help us to recover some of the lost income.
Can you and your colleagues support us by making a minimum pledge of £100? Although pledges need to be received by Friday 28th August at 5pm, you will not need to fulfil this pledge until December.
Visit the Andover Mind Big Give page and complete the short form to make a pledge or email email@example.com for more information.
We would really appreciate your support.