The Telegraph says charities supported by this year’s appeal include: Race Against Dementia which funds and trains researchers, accelerating progress towards prevention and a cure for dementia and the RAF Benevolent Fund which is the RAF’s leading welfare charity helping serving personnel, veterans and their families with practical, emotional and financial support. Along with Marie Curie, the UK’s leading end of life charity which provides expert hospice care, support over the phone, and campaigns for a better end of life for all, and Go Beyond which gives countryside breaks to children and young people facing serious challenges in their lives.
The Appeal launched on Saturday November 4 and will remain open until January 2024. Donations can be made online here.
Chris Evans, editor of the Telegraph, said: "We are delighted to be supporting these four charities this year and look forward to sharing their work in the Telegraph."
The Telegraph’s annual Christmas Charity Appeal started in its current format in 1986 and has raised close to £30 million for charities since its launch, continued the publisher.
The Telegraph says its readers have a long history of fundraising including in 1915 for a monument for nurse Edith Cavell, which can be found outside St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, just off Trafalgar Square, as well as setting up the Edith Cavell Trust to help nurses impacted by their war work. In 1916 during the First World War, Telegraph readers’ donations helped supply three million rations of plum-pudding for British soldiers on Christmas Day.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.