BEK raises £26,000 in record breaking Big Give Christmas Challenge

Behind Every Kick was delighted to be selected to take part in the 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge. Every year the Big Give helps hundreds of good causes like ours raise millions of pounds through its match funding campaign.

The initiative saw the first £10,000 raised in donations to Behind Every Kick between December 3rd and December 10th doubled.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters during the Big Give Christmas Challenge BEK raised a brilliant £26,000. We will now be able to recruit additional trainers to deliver our transformative programme to even more young people across London.

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated having taken on the Behind Every Kick Hit or Miss challenge - where supporters came up with a sporting challenge, recorded themselves completing it and then dared three pals to do the same.

IWG Solicitors taking part in Hit or Miss challenge

Highlights included our friends at IWG Solicitors facing off against Santa in a car park penalty shootout, an incredible ultimate frisbee trick shot through a table tennis table and an outrageous penalty-taking master class from Dean Brennan manager of the National League's Wealdstone FC. In November Wealdstone FC selected Behind Every Kick as their official charity partner for the 2019/20 season. Of course world-famous Wealdstone superfan 'The Wealdstone Raider' had a go at our Hit or Miss challenge.

Dennon Lewis facing off against The Wealdstone Raider in the Hit or Miss Challenge

Participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge is the culmination of a two-year journey for Behind Every Kick, which has seen us achieve charitable status, increase awareness of our work and be selected by the Childhood Trust to receive their match funding. We need to say a massive thank you to the Childhood Trust, London's child poverty charity. Their endorsement and support have enabled us to raise this money which will go directly to improving the prospects of our young people.  

We are already making plans so that, with your fantastic support, we can aim to do even more next year. Thank you.