Charity worker sets up JustGiving page to fund her job

Anna Young of Brighton domestic violence charity Rise aims to raise £15,000 so she can continue her work with children

Anna Young's JustGiving page
Anna Young's JustGiving page

A children’s worker at a Brighton-based domestic violence charity has launched an online campaign to raise funds from the public to save her job, which is set to be axed this month.

Anna Young, a children’s worker at the domestic abuse charity Rise, has set up a JustGiving web page in an attempt to raise £15,000, which would enable her to be paid for a further year.

Young is the only children’s worker employed by the charity, which offers a range of services for women, children and young people in Brighton and West Sussex.

She launched the JustGiving web page because funding for her post ends in March and attempts to raise funding from alternative sources failed.

Young, who works with about 20 children a week, said: "We decided to set up a JustGiving site because we had explored all conventional ways of getting funding, but the funding wasn’t there.

"I’m really pleased with the response and I’d like to say thank you - my role is important because it means that children have someone to speak to about what they’ve seen and what they’ve heard."

Within a week of the JustGiving page going live, Young had raised more than £2,500, including Gift Aid, which amounted to 14 per cent of the target.

Even if Young fails to reach the target of £15,000, the charity will continue her role for as long as possible with the funds that are raised.

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