The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

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We’re very excited to let you know that Nepacs has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Last year, thanks to generous supporters like you the campaign raised over £7.2 million for participating charities.

It can be tough for children with a parent in prison. Nepacs volunteers support families visiting prisons in the north east and plan special family playdays. Fun, food and craft activities provide positive family memories at Christmas and throughout the year brightening an otherwise bleak period. Through this year's Big Give Christma Challenge we are hoping to raise vital funds to support these special family days across all north east prisons.

Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on 28th November, #GivingTuesday.

What happens during the Christmas Challenge?

Donations made to our project via will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

What do I need to do?

-    Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12pm on 28th November including this link
-    Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.

Please note you must not pre-fill your details prior to 12pm. A clear message will be displayed to indicate when the Challenge has started and when your donation will be doubled.

You can read more about how to donate in the the Christmas Challenge here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

Finally, please pass on this message to anyone who you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.

Many thanks in advance.