The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
For the third year in a row, Borne took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, from 29 November till the 6 December 2022. This is the UK’s largest match funding campaign, where one donation will have twice the impact.
Before the live campaign began, we secured £50,000 in our match pot, generously donated by our major donors and our champion, The EQ Foundation. Our goal was £100,000 and we went on to raise a total of £107,118!
This will take us one step closer to solving the devastating puzzle of premature birth.
Our incredible Patrons, Ambassadors and Researchers helped promote the campaign and spread the word by sharing their stories on social media and enabling us reach a wider audience.
The reality of premature birth
Premature birth is the leading cause of childhood death worldwide and has a lifelong impact on the babies who survive. They are more likely to develop chronic illness, disability and struggle with education.
Every day in the UK, 164 babies are born prematurely and yet 85% of women who experience premature birth had no idea they were at risk.
We need to find a way to keep babies in the womb for longer yet only 2.4% of UK health research funding is invested in pregnancy.
We do not know enough.
You can watch the following video for more information on how the Big Give Christmas Challenge works.
With special thanks to our Champtions, the EQ Foundation, and our pledgers for supporting our Challenge.
MY PANDEMIC BABY
"I gave birth and my arms were empty"
THE OVERNIGHT TEST