Support us Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 Donate to us via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 between 3 and 10 December and your donation will be doubled. When? Midday on 3 December to midday on 10 December 2019 Where do I donate? Donate online via the Big Give website, from midday 3 December to midday 10 December at Big Give 2019 Minstead Trust What? This year's project campaign that we're raising money for is 'I have a learning disability and I want to work'. We know that fewer than 20% of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. We are trying to change that. Our innovative Step Up To Work programme is give people the training and skills they need to work towards work experience and ultimately paid employment. This programme enables people to learn work skills in one of our social enterprises - Furzey Gardens, Minstead Lodge or Hanger Farm Arts Centre. We know that people with learning disabilities face barriers, and even more so when they want to get a job. The programme helps overcome these barriers by helping with job applications, travel training to get to places of work, health and safety, and liaising with local potential employers. How much do we need to raise? We are aiming to raise £4,000 so that it is doubled to £8,000. These donations will make a huge difference to the lives of the people supported by Minstead Trust who are eager to work and live more independent lives. Sign up to our enewsletter to be informed when the campaign goes live.