Radio 4 Appeal for Chance UK

2005Christopher Eccleston to present an appeal on behalf of Chance UK - Sun 4 Sep, 07:55 & 21:26, Thu 8 Sep 15:27.
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Oct 25 Further update - £11,360 has been raised.
Sep 23 Update on the outcome:
"Chance UK would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated following our recent BBC Radio 4 appeal, which has now raised £9,193.10. We are delighted to be still receiving donations and we're hoping to reach £10,000 from the appeal to invest in our early intervention mentoring programme. [ETA: Sep 28 The goal has been reached.]

We believe that the success of this appeal was mainly due to the fantastic case study presented by Christopher Eccleston. There have already been 213 individual donations made, with each one gratefully received.

Our appeal was broadcast to a combined audience to over 1.9 million listeners and as well as donations, has also secured numerous volunteer enquiries and media articles.

So thank you to the BBC Radio 4 listeners for your generosity and interest.

You can still listen to Chance UK's BBC Radio 4 appeal by clicking here or go to our donations page here."

"Chance UK is an early intervention organisation that prevents crime and anti social behaviour by providing mentors to children with behavioural difficulties. Our mentors meet with a child for 2-4 hours, once a week, for a year.
They do activities together such as sports, visiting museums, exploring new interests, art projects, anything that will enthuse and engage the child. The mentor will use solution focused techniques to build the child's self esteem, so that their confidence, education and family life all change for the better.
Not only does this change the child's life and their prospects, but their parent / carer, teacher, siblings and classmates also benefit from the positive changes the child makes."

Reg Charity: 1046947
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope Chance UK
- Give Online

Chance UK:
Chance UK has been awarded a BBC Radio 4 Appeal, which is scheduled to be broadcast this weekend - Sunday 4th September at 7.55am & 9.26pm.

Last month our CEO, Gracia McGrath OBE, had the opportunity to meet popular TV and film actor Christopher Eccleston at BBC Broadcasting House for the recording of our appeal in the BBC studios.

The internationally renowned actor recorded the appeal to help raise funds for our vital work in providing early intervention to prevent crime and anti social behaviour developing in children, a subject very much in the media and under much discussion after the recent riots across the country.

Christopher was delighted to lend his support: "All Chance UK's mentors are volunteers, but their careful selection, training and support throughout the year are vital. Anything you give will help Chance UK train more mentors and change the lives of more children."

Chance UK is an early intervention organisation that prevents crime and anti-social behaviour by providing mentors to children with behavioural difficulties. The mentors deliver an intensive and individually tailored programme for each child, which builds their confidence and self esteem. The vital funds we raise can change the lives of children, so remember to tune in and support our appeal!

Tune in to the Chance UK appeal on BBC Radio 4 (92-95 FM) on Sunday 4th September at 7.55am and 9.26pm, and also repeated on Thursday 8th September at 3.27pm.

Can you help us spread the word? Share this article with your friends, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter and share our updates with your followers. Your support could change the life of a young person, so remember to tune in and listen and donate to our appeal!

Also earlier news article.

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