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.
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.