We are looking for pledges to our theBigGive.org.uk campaign
To help us you can click on the link above and pledge an amount of £100.00 or more, no payment is needed till January 2017 and is dependent on how much we receive in online donations through the Christmas challenge. We need to secure promises of up to £6250 by 31/08/2016. If we are successful we could double this amount in match funding.
How does it work?
The Christmas Challenge offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on theBigGive.org.uk when the campaign goes live on 29th November 2016, #GivingTuesday.
What is the Christmas Challenge?
The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause.
Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects.
The service has provided an effective sex worker support service in Blackpool for ten years; working with street and accommodated workers in parlours. The landscape has changed, women are using websites to promote their availability; the women often keeping this work secret, working from home , vulnerable and isolated from support. This leaves women at greater harm from physical and sexual harm and their health and well-being at risk. An initial scoping has identified 30 workers in Blackpool
The service has been an early adopter of a netreach approach with its work with MSM on social media sites. The aim to extend this to the online sex worker population. Reaching them through web chat, able to provide instant support, advice and information. Be able to warn them of ‘dodgy punters’ in line with National Ugly Mugs. Signpost to services for their health and well-being needs and help them work more safely and as needed feel able to report any crimes made against them. Be a lifeline.