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Blackburn Youth Zone
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Why we need your help

Christmas in Blackburn with Darwen this year

2020 has presented many challenges for our local communities and COVID has made life different for most, with many people now trying to readjust to day to day life following restrictions and lockdowns.  We are now seeing the damaging impact this has had on young people and families across the borough. 

With Christmas fast approaching and there still being a huge amount of uncertainty about what COVID restrictions will be in place, what is supposed to be the most ‘wonderful time of the year’ is going to be a very challenging time for some vulnerable young people and their families within the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.

Many household incomes are now reduced as families are experiencing job losses and pay cuts. Employment is uncertain within many sectors, which is deepening the continuous economic challenges that COVID has brought for many families. 

Recently 31% of BYZ members taking part in on online survey shared that their family was struggling for money due to the impact of COVID and related job losses. This means this year families are going to struggle to provide gifts and food for their children at Christmas.

Can you support a BYZ member this Christmas?

We want to be support 1,150 BYZ members over the Christmas period with a food hamper which can feed a family of 4 and a health and well being BYZ stocking which will support young people's mental health over the Christmas period.

BYZ Christmas Hamper = £10 per Hamper

A food hamper containing ingredients for a family to cook a dessert together over the Christmas period. 

BYZ Christmas Stocking  = £10 per Stocking

BYZ Stocking will contain a selection box, an arts and crafts activity, kinetic sand, toiletries, 5 ways to well being tool book and an invitation to a digital workshop to connect with BYZ over Christmas. 

We are very grateful to Pets Choice for donating the bespoke embroidered stockings for our young people and The Cardboard Box Company for providing the hampers.

To find out more about our Christmas appeal, what items we need to secure to complete the gifts, or to donate, please contact Mel on 01254 292000 or email melanie.thomas@blackburnyz.org 

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

7,800.00

raised so far

7800.00

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Supporters

Dec 14, 2020

Anonymous

1000.00
(plus 250.00 giftaid)

Dec 14, 2020

Clare turner

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 14, 2020

Anonymous

1000.00

Dec 11, 2020

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 11, 2020

24 Laundromat

20.00

Dec 08, 2020

Employee Donations-Granby Marketing Services

A great cause this Christmas!

1060.00

Dec 08, 2020

Mick Corrigan

Great cause and great team bringing it to life at BYZ!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

Colin Taylor

Love you BYZ

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Total raised so far

7,800.00

Total plus Gift Aid 8,287.50

Direct donations

4,550.00

Raised offline 3,250.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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