Double the money

November 02 2018

KINGSWOOD-based Jessie May is urging supporters to donate during The Big Give Christmas Challenge week in November, when every penny given to the children’s charity will be doubled.

The charity is taking part in The Big Give national match-funding campaign between November 27 and December 4, to raise enough money to welcome 11 additional life limited children to their services. 

During the campaign week, supporters have the opportunity to have their donation doubled on 

It will cost the charity £23,100 to provide 11 new families with vital respite support from its nurses, as well as emotional support, all given in the comfort of families’ homes. 

Donations to the charity will be doubled from midday Tuesday November 27 to midday Tuesday December 4. Donations must be submitted on the Jessie May profile at in order to be doubled. 

Jessie May offers terminally ill children and their families regular respite and palliative care throughout a child’s illness and bereavement support for up to five years after a child’s death. The charity’s nurses provide this support throughout Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. 

The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £90 million for thousands of charity projects.  

For more information about Jessie May and The Big Give Christmas Challenge visit