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2018: Thanks to you, we’re changing lives

Over the past 12 months, you’ve been dressing up, baking cakes, taking on some extreme challenges, making a whole lot of noise, and raising loads of money to help us support brilliant small charities across the UK.

And it’s thanks to your amazing efforts, that we’ve been able to give out a staggering £2,500,500 to 33 special projects, so they can continue their life-changing work with youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

We recently went to deliver the news to them, and well, let’s just say we had a few surprises up our sleeve.

Because of your generous donations, we’ll be providing 15,088 hours of support for youngsters living with disability, 4,340 hours of much-needed help for young carers, 4,772 hours of counselling for children experiencing illness or bereavement, 4,679 hours of support for young people and their families affected by suicide and homelessness, and so much more.

We’ll also be funding 67 roles at the charities, and paying for specialist equipment – including a 3D printer to create models of children’s hearts for surgeons to study ahead of surgery, and a sensory library for children affected by sight loss.

Thanks to you, we’ll be able to help almost 17,000 children and young people up and down the country over the next two years. So, from us, and on behalf of all the charities we support – a great big thank you for helping to make a difference.

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