The publisher’s annual fundraising campaign is supporting four good causes across society this festive period
The charities include Alzheimer’s Society and Dogs Trust, two leading organisations in their field in the UK, as well as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Maggie’s, a national charity giving psychology and practical support to people with cancer nationwide.
All of this year’s charities are continuing to cope with the impact of the pandemic on their work. The appeal launched on Sunday November 6 and will remain open until January 15 2022.
Starting in its current format in 1986, The Telegraph’s annual Christmas Charity Appeal has raised almost £30 million for charities since its launch. In 2020, The Telegraph raised over £2 million thanks to readers supporting both the Christmas Appeal and the Coronavirus Charity Appeal.
This follows a long tradition of fundraising at the publication going back more than a century. During the First World War, readers helped to supply three million rations of plum-pudding for British soldiers on Christmas Day 1916 as well as to set up the Edith Cavell Trust supporting nurses impacted by their war work.