The Liverpool City Region's Brain Charity Has Launched Its 'Sixmas Appeal' to Raise £20,000 In Funding
Donations to the Liverpool-based charity will be doubled between now and Christmas. As The Brain Charity’s Christmas appeal enters its final month, you can show double the love for those affected by neurological conditions.
Between now and Christmas Day, any donation up to £250 will be doubled. You can support them in beating their £20,000 target. You can donate now to The Brain Charity Sixmas Appeal.
Living with a long-term health condition has always been expensive. With the cost-of-living crisis also hitting those with neurological conditions even harder.
'No donation is too small. In fact, anything up to £250 is automatically doubled.' - Pippa Sargent, CEO of The Brain Charity
One out of every six people is affected by a neurological condition. The 'Sixmas Appeal' focuses on supporting those 1 in 6 people to improve their financial situation and become more confident in managing their money amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Every pound donated will be doubled by the Aviva Community Fund.
In 2019, disabled households faced an average of £583 in extra costs each month. In 2023, this figure has skyrocketed to £975 every month.
These are not optional extras, they are the essential goods and services that enable people to live their lives, including:
A person who has lost the use of their legs following a stroke needs a powered wheelchair to get round.
Public transport is inaccessible for many people with disabilities, so they need to take more private-hire vehicles.
Cold weather can exacerbate nerve pain, meaning someone with trigeminal neuralgia needs the heating on more often.
These are the costs that welfare benefits are supposed to cover; in practice, however, they do not go nearly far enough.
Pippa Sargent, CEO of The Brain Charity, said: 'No donation is too small. In fact, anything up to £250 is automatically doubled'.
Pippa added: 'Help some of the most vulnerable this Christmas by donating to The Brain Charity – any amount you can give will get us closer to our goal of £20,000.'
Aviva Community Fund
From now until the end of Christmas, every donation to The Brain Charity will be doubled through the Aviva Community Fund.
This Christmas, you can help them to support some of society’s most vulnerable people. Up to £250 of every single donation will be matched, meaning your £25 donation will become £50.
Their target of £20,000 will mean that their Information and Advice service can continue to help those affected by neurological conditions manage and improve their finances. This includes:
Guiding them through the process of signing up for and using online banking services.
Demonstrating to them how to pay bills online and compare bill prices using reputable comparison sites.
Supporting them to apply for welfare benefits or hardship grants
Helping them understand the importance of budgeting.
You can donate to The Brain Charity Sixmas Appeal.