Take A Minute Appeal

Please click here to donate to our Take A Minute Appeal.

Coronavirus Crisis

We appreciate that this will have been a very difficult time for many and especially for those children and young people who may already be facing challenging family situations, anxiety or abuse.

The effects of being thrown together for prolonged periods in physical isolation without the welcome distraction of school routines, regular meals and the companionship of peers during the long lockdowns has meant that many children have struggled, and their emotional health and wellbeing has suffered as a consequence.

Our work now is focused on repairing the damage on young people's mental health and wellbeing caused by the pandemic and we are already seeing an increased demand for our services.

This means that donations from our community have never been more vital to ensure the continuation of our work.

When our Take A Minute Appeal was launched last year it was with the hope that we could raise an additional £35,000 to boost our funds.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has already donated to our appeal – your donations have already made a difference.

As life starts to take on more normal routines, we begin to pick up the pieces for families throughout Essex and East London and our appeal takes on a new sense of urgency. We know that we will continue to see an increase in the number of children, young people and families who will require our specialist services and we need to find ways to fund this.

So, once again, we are turning to our friends and supporters to ask if you could help us by getting behind our Take A Minute Appeal in any way you can:

  • Using your on-line banking, you can transfer your donation directly to our bank account. Please reference your donation 'Take A Minute Appeal':

Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society

Account Number: 31094130

Sort Code: 40 13 22

  • Take on a challenge to raise funds for our work - there are lots to choose from to suit all levels of ability. Please email Julie to discuss.
  • Continue to fundraise for us even if your challenge has been postponed – your funds will be even more vital to our work now.
  • Follow and share our social media posts. Ask your family, friends and contacts to follow our pages; we want people to know about our services and a simple ‘share’ or ‘like’ will make a huge difference to our reach. Twitter: bccs_charity Facebook: bccscharity Instagram: bccs_charity
  • Visit our webpages regularly to keep updated on the work we are doing or why not email us to ask to be added to our Newsletter Mailing List?
  • Keep our community in your hearts and minds at this difficult time.

Our priority continues to be the emotional health and wellbeing of the children and families in our community; we are committed to ensuring that this is where the focus of all our efforts will be now and into the future.

Together, we really can make a difference to the lives of children and young people who are struggling with their emotional health - thank you.