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The Christmas Challenge takes place from midday on Tuesday 28th November to midday Tuesday 5th December. 

Donate to the BDFA through the big give link during this time and your donation will be doubled!

One donation, twice the impact.

We are very excited to share with you that the Batten Disease Family Association has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest match funding campaign!

Last year, thanks to generous supporters, the campaign raised over £24 million for participating charities. This year the BDFA will be raising funds for our Peer Befriending service.

The Peer Befriending service, which works in synergy with our core family support and is increasing our capacity to offer emotional support and to “walk alongside” families, building their resilience and reducing isolation. The project is led by a Coordinator, a bereaved parent appointed from within the community. As such, this is a community led and community driven project. We have a team of eight fully trained peer befrienders who are now regularly supporting other parents.

Watch the video from our Peer befriending service here to see how the service impacts our families


If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge, when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

Donations made to our Family Wellbeing Service via our page on the BIG Give website

Donations will be matched for 7 days from midday Tuesday 28th November – midday Tuesday 5th December.

One donation, twice the impact!

Find out more about the Big Give Christmas campaign here.


Make a donation:

To make a donation please click the button to the right.

For one week only during the Big Give Christmas Challenge, (Tuesday 28th November- Tuesday 5th December) our donate button will redirect you to our campaign page to make your donation which will be DOUBLED!

 Thank you for doubling your donation!