Afghanistan veteran with medals and child
10 October 2013

Support SSAFA for the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

SSAFA is looking for ten special supporters for this great challenge where every online donation we receive is doubled.


Support SSAFA for the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

This year SSAFA is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013, an annual matched funding campaign where your online donations will be matched by our Charity Champion Candis, the health and family magazine. Every online donation you make is doubled! It’s a great opportunity for you to support our Forces and their families.

We are aiming to raise £4,000 in the challenge to go towards our SSAFA Norton Homes. Donations we receive will ensure our injured Servicemen and women, and their loved ones, have a place to call home close to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. 

We’re kicking off by asking ten special supporters to pledge £100 towards our Big Give Christmas Challenge. You can make the pledge individually or in a group. All these generous pledges will help us make a great head start on our target by raising £1,000.

Could you be one of these ten supporters? You could pledge your own gift or organise with friends, family or colleagues to pledge a donation together. All you need to do is make your pledge by 12 noon Thursday 31 October.  You won’t need to fulfil your £100 pledge with a donation until January next year when we’ll get in touch to let you know how we’ve done in the challenge.

Money raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge means that our injured Forces and their families can stay at our SSAFA Norton Homes for free and for as long as they need to. Our ‘homes from home’ make a huge difference during tough times when families are coming to terms with life-changing injuries. When Cayle lost both his legs in Afghanistan, his mum Bronwyn stayed at our SSAFA Norton Homes so she could be near him during his intensive treatment and rehabilitation. Mother and son had a place to be together, to relax and talk in a safe, homely environment. Read more about Bronwyn and Cayle's story.