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The Big Give 2023 Christmas Appeal

Our young people and their families need us now more than ever

Big Give Christmas Appeal 2023

The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match-funding campaign, is back again. You can DOUBLE your donation to Mentoring Plus. We are delighted to have already received matched giving pledges for £7,500 BUT to unlock this amount, we need to raise another £7,500 IN JUST 7 DAYS!

If we reach our fundraising target we will be able to support the salary for our Volunteer Mentoring Senior Practitioner next year. This skilled team member leads the project and directly supports up to 15 young people and their mentors at any one time. It’s a pivotal role, managing referrals, assessments, mentor training and matching and safeguarding.

Please help our work! You can donate online at The Big Give from Tuesday 28th November until Tuesday 5th December.

How your donations could support us

£10 Time to talk

Just £10 could provide precious time and space to chat - perhaps for a hot chocolate in a café or a board game

£50 Time to inspire

Your £50 could provide the chance to try something new - perhaps a day trip, a new activity, a play, an exhibition or a sporting event

£100 Time to connect

Your £100 could pay for a young person to make friends by joining an open youth night or group activity

Boy holding bucket with eggs in

£250 Time to change

Your £250 could help a young person to grow in confidence, to explore a range of opportunities, and find a new path forward

We had a great time, we became good friends, and we both got a tremendous amount from it. I'll miss seeing him. But I hope he has a sense now of how special he is. And I hope he remembers me for being someone who cared, and who thought he had potential

Mike - a Mentor

As a large employer based in Bath, Novia Financial is proud to provide both mentoring experiences for students and financial support to Mentoring Plus through Novia Foundation. Mentoring Plus does great work helping young adults see their own potential and introduce them to new opportunities

Novia Foundation Trustees