Supporting emerge this Christmas
2020 has been a year like no other… Since March we have constantly worked to find the best way to support and inspire as many young people as possible within the varying levels of restrictions in our lives.
We have learnt how Covid19 is having a disproportionately high impact in the communities of South Bradford. This includes the practical impact – lower employment, less income and the struggle to put enough food on the table, even for those who are working. It also includes the social and mental impact – increasing isolation, loneliness and anxiety for people of all ages.
This Christmas, we are planning specific ideas to bring some hope and joy, and practical support regardless of the level of lockdown, but we will also be journeying with young people way beyond Christmas and beyond Covid19. We are therefore asking you to consider supporting us, not just for Christmas but in a regular way which will make a difference for months and years to come.
There are two ways you can help:
Firstly – please would you consider signing up to give regularly to emerge. We are currently financially stable through short term Covid19 response grants, but looking ahead, there is lots of uncertainty. Those who already give are an amazing foundation to our work and a stronger foundation will make sure we are still able to inspire young people for many years to come. Even £5 per month makes a significant difference.
Secondly – can you make a contribution towards our work of “Bringing Christmas to you” for young people? Your donation will enable us to create special activity packs and to top up donated food with some special Christmas treats for those who are unlikely to have any.
This Christmas, will you join us in supporting young people through this crisis and beyond?