We are very pleased to announce that we raised a grand total of £20,210 in our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, beating our target of £20,00! This is a fantastic achievement and it would not have been possible without our amazing supporters - thank you, we are truly grateful.

A special thank you also goes to our generous individual sponsors and our Big Give Champion, Lake House Charitable Foundation, who pledged their support to match-fund donations made up until our target was reached.

These vital funds will help us continue to support our volunteer drivers who make it all possible, and our service users who rely on our services, ensuring they can attend our activity and exercise groups and events. 

Thank you for supporting our mission to keep our service users connected to the community.

Support our Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help us raise £10,000 between 29 November - 6 December 

Double your donation

This year’s Big Give Campaign is focused on supporting the provision of transport services for our service users including those living with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers. We provide volunteer drivers, escorted taxi services and accessible minibuses to support Southwark’s older residents to attend our groups and events. Our transport provision can make the difference between someone staying indoors or having the opportunity to come to a warm, safe and social space. You will find full details of our intentions for this funding on our campaign page. 

How does the Big Give Christmas Challenge work?

We currently have a 'pledge pot' of £10,000. £5,000 from individual donations which has been matched by £5,000 from the Lake House Charitable Foundation. Every pound donated during the week of the campaign will be matched by the money from the pledge pot. We need your support to help us reach this year’s target of £20,000. 

How can you support our Big Give Christmas Challenge?

You can make an online donation from 1200 (midday) on Tuesday 29 November (#GivingTuesday). The campaign closes at 1200 Tuesday 6 December.

If you are unable to donate but would still like to support Link Age Southwark's Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign, you can tell your friends, family and colleagues or share the details of the campaign via your social media platforms.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@LASwark), Instagram (@linkagesouthwark) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/linkagesouthwark/) to keep up to date with the campaign!

Help keep Southwark's older people connected

In our 2022 Service User Survey, 100% of the people we work with who responded said they were very happy or happy with the groups we run in-person. Some of them said:

"The group I attend is uplifting"

"Both groups make me relaxed and happy"

"The groups keep us smiling"

All online donations during the Big Give Christmas Challenge week will support Link Age Southwark's work to keep Southwark's older people connected.

Thank you!