AHSW Big Give Christmas Challenge Fundraising Appeal 2020

Help us raise funds for mental health work across the region, by donating to our AHSW Big Give Christmas Challenge from 1st – 8th December.

Any donation we receive will be DOUBLED by the Big Give.

This December we’re asking you to support us in tackling health inequalities across the South West in support for better mental health by making a donation to our Arts and Health South West Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal.


Why donate to the Arts and Health South West Big Give Christmas Challenge?

For one week only your donation will be DOUBLED at no extra cost to you!

Your support will help increase our capacity and support to local cultural practitioners and organisations to help them develop their mental health work as a strategic priority, ensuring they are well informed with evidence and practical toolkits, as well reducing pressure on health services through empowering these networks to support non-medical interventions.

Through your donation, you’ll enable greater access to creative activities for individuals whose life experiences have made them more vulnerable to ill-health or poor mental health, and you’ll give a voice to those diverse communities across the region who are experiencing health inequalities and barriers to accessing arts and culture.

In the recent context of Covid-19, we have seen a greater need to support mental health work across the South West, as the epidemic has increased mental health problems as well as exacerbated and starkly revealed existing health inequalities across the region.

Donations of any size will make a real difference to our Big Give Christmas Appeal, as for every pound donated it is MATCHED via the Big Give.

Other ways to support our Appeal

In celebration of our Christmas Appeal we have two other exciting ways you can join us for our appeal.

Enjoy one of our recent Winter Gatherings Webinars which will  all be uploaded to our youtube account in aid of our appeal from 1st -8th December >> WATCH NOW AND DONATE


Attend a live Big Give Event and simply donate what you can to attend.

Tuesday 1st December, 12:30 – 1:15pm: Flourishing Through Creativity. Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Take Art and Tonic Music about how people’s mental health can flourish through creativity, and enjoy some live poetry and music.

Register Here  >> flourishingthroughcreativity.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 3rd December, 12:30 – 1:15pm: In Conversation with David Shrigley. Join us for an inspiring lunchtime conversation with British Visual Artist David Shrigley OBE.

Register Here >> inconversationwithdavidshrigley.eventbrite.co.uk 

Monday 7th December, 11:15 – 12 noon: Arts Commissioning within the Health Sector . We’re being joined by Mary Hutton, ICS Lead/Accountable Officer, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and AHSW Trustee Bill Boa who has 25 years’ experience in Finance in the NHS, for an in-depth conversation about the financial challenges of commissioning in the healthcare system.

Register Here >> artscommissioningwithinthehealthsector.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 8th December, 10:30 – 11:30am: Creatively Boosting Workplace Wellbeing. Discover how to support your workforce, your colleagues, or even your own wellbeing through creativity.

Register Here >> creativelyboostingworkplacewellbeing.eventbrite.co.uk  


We would like to thank you in advance for your donation, as a small organisation AHSW couldn’t do what we do without support from individuals and organisations which value creativity for enhancing health and wellbeing.

AHSW Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal is live and open for donations from 12pm on 1st December  until 12pm 8th December 2020. 

Please give generously!  DONATE NOW >>


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