Pump Aid recently carried out a presentation at The Funding Network at Hotel Chocolat, Covent Garden on 4th June and raised over £5,000! Guests got to listen to three different presentations from three charities while sampling chocolate canapés and then deciding which charity to donate, through a live crowdfund.
The Funding Network (TFN), founded in 2002, enables individuals to join together to crowdfund social change projects. They are the UK’s 1st public open giving circle and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities. They are a community of givers who have together raised well over £6 million for over 800 diverse local, national and international projects, through TFN Groups in London, Bristol, Leeds, Oxford, Devon, Norfolk, Kent, Toronto and through the Youth Funding Network (YTFN) in London. Through carrying out regular events which their members attend they raise vital funds, transform lives and create lasting social change.
Each charity is given 6 minutes to present a project or idea that is in need of funding to the members and is then allowed 6 minutes for questions. Pump Aid’s project is to provide clean water to a group of communities in the rural areas of Mchinji District, Malawi and through our match funding arrangement with DFID raise enough funding to carry out the project. The total raised on the night was £5,226 (excluding the match funding)!
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the event and donated to us!