3 December – 10 December
The Big Give Challenge has now ended - thank you for your support!
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.
We were excited to have been selected to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge in 2019, which is a match-funding scheme. Any donation made via the Big Give portal between midday 3 December and midday 10 December was doubled.
This year, including Gift Aid, you helped us raise a huge £34,166!
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.
What your donations could buy