As The Brain Charity’s Christmas appeal enters its final month, you can show double the love for those affected by neurological conditions.
Between now and Christmas Day, any donation up to £250 will be doubled. Help them beat their £20,000 target!
Living with a long-term health condition has always been expensive. The cost-of-living crisis has hit those with neurological conditions hardest.
One out of every six people is affected by a neurological condition. The Sixmas appeal focuses on supporting the 1 in 6 to improve their financial situation and become more confident in managing their money amid the cost-of-living crisis.
And every pound donated will be doubled by the Aviva Community Fund! (see more below).
In 2019, disabled households faced an average of £583 in extra costs each month. In 2023, this figure skyrocketed to £975 every month.
These are not optional extras, they are the essential goods and services that enable people to live their lives:
- A person who has lost the use of their legs following a stroke needs a powered wheelchair to get round.
- Public transport is inaccessible for many people with disabilities, so they need to take more private-hire vehicles.
- Cold weather can exacerbate nerve pain, meaning someone with trigeminal neuralgia needs the heating on more often.
These are the costs that welfare benefits are supposed to cover; in practice, however, they do not go nearly far enough.
Pippa Sargent, CEO of The Brain Charity, said:
“No donation is too small. In fact, anything up to £250 is automatically doubled.
“Help some of the most vulnerable this Christmas by donating to The Brain Charity – any amount you can give will get us closer to our goal of £20,000.”
Aviva Community Fund
From now until the end of Christmas, every donation to The Brain Charity will be doubled through the Aviva Community Fund.
Up to £250 of every single donation will be matched, meaning your £25 donation will become £50.
This Christmas, please help us to support some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Their target of £20,000 will mean their Information and Advice service can continue to help those affected by neurological conditions manage and improve their finances. This includes:
- Guiding them through the process of signing up for and using online banking services.
- Demonstrating to them how to pay bills online and compare bill prices using reputable comparison sites.
- Supporting them to apply for welfare benefits or hardship grants.
- Helping them understand the importance of budgeting.