We’re stepping up to help young people help themselves in the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.

Y Care International, part of the YMCA World Alliance, is appealing for help in raising maximum funds during November as part of the Big Give’s 2017 Christmas Challenge.

Since being founded by Sir Alec Reed in 2007, the Big Give has helped to raise £83 million for UK-registered charities. It offers charity supporters the chance to have their donation doubled on theBigGive.org.uk when the campaign goes live on #GivingTuesday, 28th November and runs until 5 December.

Y Care International is organising a push to raise the maximum amount in November and called on British Ironworks for help.

The charity helps young men and women in the world’s poorest communities to learn skills, get jobs or start businesses – which benefits their whole community.

Adam Leach, Y Care CEO, said: “We are keen to make the most of this opportunity and we deeply value support from The British Ironwork Centre.”

Chairman for the British Ironwork Centre, Clive Knowles, has been an ambassador for the charity over the last few years, supporting and mentoring talented young people to harness their energy.

Clive said: “Y Care International gets young people to stand on their own two feet. Now we at the British Ironworks all have the opportunity to enhance what they do.”