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Double your impact during The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018! Save the date and double if you wait

Posted on: September 28, 2018
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Once again, we have an exciting and limited opportunity to DOUBLE the impact of your support as we transform more lives in Malawi! From 12 noon on 27th November to 12 noon on 4th December you can DOUBLE your donation at no extra cost! 

We are excited to be taking part in The Big Give challenge again this year and have set an online fundraising target of £10,000 which is doubled to a massive £20,000.

Our Big Give project for 2018

If we reach our target, we will be able to expand the training programme for 2 entrepreneurs who will bring health, food security, opportunities and independence for thousands of people accessing water from irrigation pumps and both community and household pumps.   This forms part of our plans to scale up our award-winning and enterprise-led solution to water poverty and food insecurity.

The outcomes of our project include:

Here is how the Christmas Challenge works!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match funding campaign which has raised millions of pounds over the years for charities, and is an exciting opportunity for people to DOUBLE their donations to great causes.

During the live campaign starting at 12 noon on Giving Tuesday 27th November for 7 days, or until the matched funding runs out, every donation made to Pump Aid via the Big Give website will be doubled in order to reach our £20,000 target.

You can read more about our project here and read about the Big Give challenge in general on their website here.

If you plan to donate, save the date and DOUBLE if you wait!

This is easily our biggest Big Give challenge yet but the campaign only runs for the 7 days from 27th November or until the matched funding is used up.

Therefore, if you plan to make a donation to us before Christmas AND have access to the internet and a debit or credit card then we ask you to consider saving the date and DOUBLE if you wait.  We will provide plenty of reminders as the launch date approaches.

We ran out of matched funding in both the last two years so make sure to get involved as soon as possible during the live campaign week to avoid disappointment!

Thanks to our match funding partners

Have you wondered how we match donations during the Big Give? 

We were delighted to receive a pledge of £5,000 from our corporate partner, Thirsty Planet back in August  This unlocked the chance for a further £5,000 which was pledged by the Coles-Medlock Foundation at the end of September.  We are extremely grateful to these two partners who are providing the funds to match the first £10,000 donated on the Big Give website and enabling us to embark on our most ambitious Christmas Challenge yet.

We hope this is all clear but do get in touch with the team if you have any questions about the Big Give in general, our project or  any other aspect of our work