3rd December 2018 Amanda Edwards

Big Give Christmas Challenge – Thank you!

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received for our Hearts & Minds project via thebiggive.org this year. The online giving platform has enabled our supporters to get donations matched double up to £4,500, thanks to the support of two Foundations – the Ellis Campbell Foundation and the Four Acre Trust.

The campaigns runs for a week, from midday on #Giving Tuesday (27th November) until midday on Tuesday 4th December. All the money raised will be used to help Explore to recruit more much-needed volunteer couples and facilitators to cope with the increased demand from schools, which is happening now – and is expected to grow further with the introduction in 2020 of mandatory Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) in all schools.

Explore estimates that it needs to double its current ‘couples’ volunteers across the country from an estimated 200 to 400. It aims to market the opportunity by creating a video and brochures aimed at increasing volunteering, plus a marketing campaign aimed at schools.

To give to our campaign before it closes, simply have a credit or debit card handy and give here

We are delighted to have reached our ‘double donations’ target by Thursday 29th November, but supporters are encouraged to still give to our project, as every extra donation will enable us to enter a draw to win an extra £1,000.

Thank you! 🙂

ps. so far we have raised over £12,000 on this campaign, thank you so much! This will help us create the tools to recruit and train over 100 more volunteers, so that more young people can access one of our Explore Relationships workshops at their school.

The Explore Experience is ready and waiting to visit your school!

We seek to support schools and colleges, usually with Years 10 - 13. Our work is consistent with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education for Relationship Education. We operate within the educational curriculum and syllabus for PSHE, Citizenship and RE in schools.