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Peterborough charity fundraising to help child victims of crime

A Peterborough charity has five days to raise £15,000 - and if it does so the funding will be doubled to £30,000.
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Embrace Child Victims of Crime helps up to 3,000 children a year who have been harmed by crimes such as sexual abuse, neglect, and domestic abuse. The charity, based in Copse Court, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, also supports families affected by homicide where a parent or close family member has been killed through crime.

The charity has been chosen to take part in the Big Give’s Champions for Children campaign supported by the Childhood Trust, which will run until midday on Tuesday, June 15

Every £1 Embrace receives via the campaign weblink will be match-funded meaning £1 becomes £2 and £10 is worth £20 to the charity.

Peterborough City Council is supporting the campaign and is encouraging local residents and businesses to donate if they can to help the charity reach its target.

Council Leader Wayne Fitzgerald said: “Embrace is a fantastic charity that really turns around the lives of children who have been through so much. We wanted to help spread the word and help local people become champions for children who’ve been harmed by crime.”

Anne Campbell, chief executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “The Covid restrictions have made it really difficult to fundraise so this campaign is incredibly important because it gives our supporters the chance to double the impact of their donations.

"The funds raised will help families who have been harmed by crime and disadvantaged by the pandemic get practical support to help them rebuild their lives including food or school uniform vouchers to books, toys and educational resources to give the children a better, brighter future. No donation is too small, every £1 is very much appreciated.”

To donate use this link