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Success for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017!

Posted on: December 6, 2017
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This challenge has now finished, thanks to everyone for getting involved! You can read about our successful campaign here.

From now until 12 pm 5th December, you can double your donation by visiting https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/27664

Remember, we will only be able to double donations while our match funds last, so please make sure you donate as soon as possible!

Even if you are unable to make a donation, please help spread the word  and share our Campaign on Twitter.


We’re excited to share our news that Pump Aid has been accepted to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.

This means that from 12pm on Tuesday 28th November until 5th December each donation towards our target via thebiggive.org.uk will be doubled and help us to bring even more clean water to some of the poorest parts of Malawi.


In Malawi, access to education is key to improving the life chances of children. But sadly, 75% of pre-schools have no access to clean water or safe toilets which impairs early development and growth.

Your donations through the Big Give Campaign will provide an entire pre-school and surrounding community in Malawi with access to clean water, hygienic toilets and workshops in hygiene behaviour.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge was launched in 2008 and offered supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on thebiggive.co.uk.

In its first year, it was a resounding success: match funding of £1 million ran out within 45 minutes.  The Christmas Challenge grew from there and is now the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.  We are delighted to be part of it.

This year’s campaign went live at 12pm on #GivingTuesday, 28th November 2017.

For more information about the challenge and how to donate, please get in touch by emailing info@pumpaid.org or visit the Big Give website here. Thank you in advance for your support!