The 1st December marks Giving Tuesday and the beginning of our Christmas match-funding campaign with the Big Give, where for one whole week, ALL donations to us will be DOUBLED. Our champions, Astrid & Miyu and The Childhood Trust, will help support our efforts to raise £10,000!
Both of the National Lockdowns have taken a huge toll on struggling families: worsening existing inequalities, creating new hardships, and making it harder to access much needed resources. BAME and migrant workers are overrepresented in hard-hit sectors, low seniority roles and less secure working arrangements. Children and young people from BAME and migrant backgrounds are experiencing the pandemic differently from their peers, as a consequence of the disproportionate social, economic, and psychological impacts on their communities. As a result of all these factors, 49% of struggling families have experienced a strain on their mental health and wellbeing (CPAG).
At Baytree Centre, we strive to turn their circumstances around and give our women and girls the building blocks to a brighter future.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have successfully re-adjusted our services to overcome the challenges presented and meet the increased need from our community. Since March, we have supported 212 women and 196 girls, delivered 561 hours of group activities, 583 hours of ESOL sessions, and offered 1579 hours of one to one support.
However, the need to provide a secure, positive space that offers empowering and educational activities for women and girls remains higher than ever. Your donations will help facilitate the transition of newly arrived girls into the UK education system; fund personal development activities, employability and ESOL classes; and also provide ongoing emergency support for families hard-hit by COVID-19, well into 2021.