Rise-ing to the challenge

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Girls:RISE campaign, as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020.  

With your support we raised a fantastic total of £12,790.  This means we were able to use up all the available match funding from pledges and the Childhood Trust, and also exceeded our campaign target.   

The funds raised will deliver school-based workshops to support primary-school age girls to manage their emotions and anxieties, and to help them build their self-esteem and resilience as they enter adolescence. Those girls who may need longer term support will also receive one-to-one mentoring. The new programme has been developed with input from academic expertise, and draws on our many years’ experience of working with pre-adolescent girls.  

We are also delighted that our 1-week campaign was able to reach so many new people, and draw attention to girls’ specific mental wellbeing needs.  

We look forward to sharing an update on the new project next year. 

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