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Make a difference this Christmas…

Posted on December 18, 2017 by

December is finally here and with it our thoughts turn to what to buy our loved ones this Christmas. Before lists and stocking fillers take over though, spare a thought to those with mental illnesses who remain wrapped in chains and denied opportunities.

Here’s how you can help:

Padampani Sapkota_LEADS NepalSupport a person access mental health care services close to their homes

Thanks to the community-based clinics run by BasicNeeds’ local partner, LEADS in some of the remote villages in Nepal, Padam was able to receive mental health care and treatment for his bipolar disorder. He is now better, is back on his feet and is very grateful for the support.

£30 could buy medication for a person with mental illness for 6 months >> Donate now

Self-help group - soap making in GhanaHelp a group start a business – this aids their recovery process and helps families lift themselves out of poverty

Self-help group members from the Northern Region trained by BasicNeeds Ghana on how to make soap and detergent, and on effective ways to package and market their products. Start-up resources have been provided, they have produced soap by themselves and have been able sell these products. Trained members will now train new members in the business.

£100 could help set up a business for a self-help group of people recovering from mental illness >> Donate now

Fundraise to support our work

This Christmas season, join in with your friends and family and help make a difference to someone’s life so they too can celebrate.

Download our Christmas fundraising ideas pack for inspiration.

You can set up your event page on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving.

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Raise free donations for BasicNeeds by shopping online via Give as You Live. With a choice of over 4,000 top retailers including Amazon, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, Give as You Live will turn a percentage of your spend into a donation for us. Sign up for free now!




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