Our Open Doors Christmas appeal proved to be a fantastic success, raising more money than ever before. Open Doors 2020 brought in over £56,000, exceeding our expectations and making it our most successful Christmas campaign ever.
The appeal attracted a large number of new givers, including members of the public, local and national companies, churches, schools and rotary clubs. We are blown away by the generosity and community spirit of everyone who got involved.
Open Doors 2020 was given a huge boost by the Fat Face Foundation, who donated an incredible £10,000. The Foundation have shown fantastic support to Step by Step over the last couple of years and share our mission to support and empower young people going through hard times.
New for this year’s appeal, donors visiting our website had the option of adding a £5 gift to buy presents for young people. The money raised from this added extra went directly to the purchase of Christmas presents which were given to young people over the festive period. It was lovely to see young people so appreciative and it added a touch of joy to what is a difficult time of year for many.
Open Doors is not just about Christmas. The young people who stay with us have the support and opportunity to turn their lives around for good.
A huge thank you to everyone who gave towards Open Doors 2020, including Peter Gordon and his podcast listeners. Please rest assured that your donation is much appreciated and has made a genuine difference.
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