3 December – 10 December
Double your donation at no extra cost to you
There are an estimated 50,000 children and young people living with serious health challenges in the UK. This can result in isolation, poor self-esteem and low confidence. Our vision is that all children living with these challenges can access transformational recreation activity camps, free of charge. Over The Wall is the only UK charity that provides these camp experiences, helping children and young people reach beyond the boundaries of their illness to discover a world of mischief, magic and new possibilities.
Here’s how you can help – we are excited to have been selected to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, which is a match-funding scheme. Any donation you make via the Big Give portal between midday 3 December and midday 10 December will be DOUBLED!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
Creating friendships, changing lives
At just 8 months old, Elsy was diagnosed with an acute autoimmune condition meaning she has allergies to 27 different food products, airborne allergies, asthma and eczema. Olivia also has multiple complex allergies, eczema and asthma, which all trigger further health problems.
As a result, both children have experienced isolation and low confidence. Due to their allergies their lives are meticulously planned, and they are unable to participate in spur of the moment fun with their peers.
Elsy and Olivia, now 11 and 9, met at an Over The Wall camp, for the first time discovered other children in the same situation and are now friends for life. Camp gave them the confidence to be themselves; they socialise, support one another through their challenges and their lives and that of their families have been changed forever.
Our target is £30,000 in one week. We only need to raise £15,000 before it is matched and doubled by the Big Give. This could mean many more children like Olivia and Elsy could experience the magic of our therapeutic recreation camps.
Together we can reach our goal and help our campers with serious health challenges look to their futures with greater hope.
Double your money this Christmas by supporting Over The Wall’s Big Give Challenge. With Gift Aid added on top, your donation will be worth so much more to our young campers.
Thank you so much! #doublethemagic
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