This December we are once again taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge from Midday Tuesday 1st to Midday Tuesday 8th December. This year we will be raising funds towards our ‘My Place Online‘ project to provide online learning and social activities to people with learning disabilities and their family carers in Nottinghamshire.

Your donation will be worth twice as much when you donate to our ‘My Place Online‘ project during Big Give Christmas Challenge week. To make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to help us raise £40,000 in just one week, email or visit our Keeping in Touch page and opt in to our Christmas Fundraising Appeal. See our ways you can help page for more ideas on how you can get involved and raise much needed funds for people with learning disabilities this year. Visit between 1st and 8th December to make your donation online.

How it works

What your money could fund

During the Big Give Christmas Challenge, donations made online are matched by a national charity champion and local pledgers. This year Reach’s charity champion is the Monday Charitable Trust. Local pledgers include first4care, Mansfield Rotary Club, the Mary Robertson Trust and private individuals. More information about the Christmas Challenge, including a short explanatory video, can be found at

Our Stories

Here are just some examples of how online learning and social activities are helping people to feel less lonely and isolated. Your doubled donation during our Big Give Christmas Challenge really will make a difference to people with learning disabilities and their families in Nottinghamshire.

Claire & James

“It was a miraculous turnaround – just a little bit of one to one attention motivated him”


“Before Reach helped me I was just stuck in the flat on my own”

Kirsty & Marlene

Kirsty & Marlene"Kirsty needs interaction with other people, and not just the family she lives with. We know she needs more than we can give her."


Picture of Amelia Zooming with Reach Mansfield staff

"We couldn’t have got through this time without you and I can’t thank you enough for the lease of life you continue to give Amelia."

Sam, Flower Pod Horticultural Lead

Sam recording a garlic-planting tutorial at Flower Pod

"Clients have loved watching us, say, planting potatoes or making hanging baskets, then doing it themselves at home with materials we’ve delivered to their doorstep"

The Jowett Family

The Jowett family at home Zooming

“Reach have been wonderful. I don’t know what we would have done without them over the years."

Thank You

to our Big Give Christmas Challenge Supporters

You did it!

You have helped us raise £40,000 to tackle the risk of very poor health faced by people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire. In just one week!
Thanks to supporters like you, people with learning disabilities will have new opportunities to gain the skills they need to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their risk of preventable poor health. Your donation will have an impact on the lives of local people today and in the future.
And by opting to donate via the Big Give Christmas Challenge your donation was doubled and so had double the impact too.

If you would like to receive regular updates about our work and fundraising news please visit our Keeping in Touch page.
Thank you again for your support – it has helped make a genuine difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

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