Holidays & More!

This Christmas we are once again taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge - this year we are raising funds for our 'Holidays & More' programme for adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.
Funding will enable us to offer safe, supported holidays, leisure activities and day trips which will be tailored to people's individual needs and interests. But most of all, will be all about having fun and making great memories with friends!

To receive updates, please visit our Keeping in Touch page and select ‘Christmas Appeal’ or get in touch with Laura on 01636 819066 or 

Your donation will be worth twice as much when you donate during Big Give Christmas Challenge week. For further information email or see our ways you can help page for more ideas on how you can get involved. Visit the Big Give Christmas Challenge website between 30th November and 7th December to make your donation now.

People with learning disabilities (our clients) are one of the most ‘easy-to-ignore’ groups in society and are currently at higher risk than ever of loneliness and poor physical and emotional wellbeing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Problems include low self-confidence, low self-esteem, phobias and increased social anxiety. Many rely on low incomes or live in areas with poor public transport and little opportunity for social and leisure experiences beyond Nottinghamshire.

Your support will help us to deliver a choice of low-cost supported holidays, day trips and social activities benefitting people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

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How it works

What your money could fund

We'd like to say a big thank you to our charity champion the Monday Charitable Trust and to our pledgers including first4care, Mansfield Rotary Club, the Mary Robertson Trust and private individuals.

Our Stories

Here are just some examples of how online learning and social activities are helping people to feel less lonely and isolated. Your doubled donation during our Big Give Christmas Challenge really will make a difference to people with learning disabilities and their families in Nottinghamshire.

Claire & James

“It was a miraculous turnaround – just a little bit of one to one attention motivated him”


“Before Reach helped me I was just stuck in the flat on my own”

Kirsty & Marlene

Kirsty & Marlene"Kirsty needs interaction with other people, and not just the family she lives with. We know she needs more than we can give her."


Picture of Amelia Zooming with Reach Mansfield staff

"We couldn’t have got through this time without you and I can’t thank you enough for the lease of life you continue to give Amelia."

Sam, Flower Pod Horticultural Lead

Sam recording a garlic-planting tutorial at Flower Pod

"Clients have loved watching us, say, planting potatoes or making hanging baskets, then doing it themselves at home with materials we’ve delivered to their doorstep"

The Jowett Family

The Jowett family at home Zooming

“Reach have been wonderful. I don’t know what we would have done without them over the years."

Progress towards £40,000 target

Thank You

to our Big Give Christmas Challenge supporters - you did it!

You have helped us raise £40,000 to raise funds towards our 'My Place Online' project to provide online learning and social activities to people with learning disabilities and their family carers in Nottinghamshire. In just one week!

Thanks to supporters like you, people with learning disabilities will have new opportunities to feel connected to other people and take part in online community life. Funds raised will also help family carers to feel more confident about accessing online information, networks, resources and services to have better access to timely support and advice for their family member with a learning disability.

By donating via the Big Give Christmas Challenge your donation was doubled and so had double the impact too. Your gift will have an impact on the lives of local people today and in the future.

If you would like to receive regular updates about our work and fundraising news please visit our Keeping in Touch page.

Thank you again for your support – it has helped make a genuine difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

Fundraising through events has been difficult this year to say the least, but our innovative supporters haven't let that stop them! Thank you to everyone who is getting involved.
If you would still like to support Reach's work you can donate here.

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