Fundraising ensures our work in Malawi continues
Much of our income comes from amazing people like you, and we really couldn’t make such a life-changing difference in Malawi without your help and support. If you would like to fundraise for an environment charity or perhaps education and healthcare projects, we have some incredible opportunities to get involved.
Fundraise For An Environment, Education and Healthcare Charity
Do Your Own Thing!
Why not organise your own event? Don’t worry – we can help you all the way! Take a look at our A-Z Fundraising Ideas. Would you like to give yourself a challenge? Maybe accomplish great things on a personal level while fundraising for an environment charity and advancing our work in Malawi at the same time. Equally, if you are not up to a fitness challenge, then have fun, perhaps a bake sale, afternoon tea or dinner party. Take a look at our Fundraising Pack for some ideas.
Your challenge can be uniquely yours and ANYTHING that will stretch and test your resolve. The sky’s the limit so let the creative juices flow! You may want to compete in a one-time event or spread it out over a period of days or weeks. It is up to you to decide how best to meet your goals while factoring in lifestyle and other constraints.
You can set up your online page to use as a tool in your fundraising efforts.
Here are some of our favourites!
- Africantastic!: Why not add a bit of sunshine to those cold winter nights and hold an Africantastic Party?
- High Tea at Three for Malawi: Get together with friends for a special tea.
- The Great Ripple Bake Off!: Who needs Prue and Paul? Get baking for Ripple – we are only too happy to be tasters!
- Land’s End to John O’ Groats Cycle Challenge: The Ripple Rockets cycled almost 1,000 miles across England, through Wales and into Scotland!
- Pam’s 60 Miles at 60 Walk: To celebrate turning 60, Pam set herself a challenge to prove that 60 is not old! She combined this with her love of canal boats and walked 60 miles along the Oxford Canal.
- Kay’s Cycle Challenge: Kay set herself a personal challenge to cycle 50 miles weekly for the entire month of April.
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Donate while you Shop
If you shop with Amazon, you can make your purchases count. Go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1103256-0 and register Ripple Africa as your chosen charity. We will then receive 0.5% on eligible purchases, at no cost to you.
Once you’ve selected Ripple Africa as your charity you need to shop through http://www.smile.amazon.co.uk or if you use the app, find Settings in the main menu (☰). Tap on AmazonSmile and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
You can also raise free funds for us when you shop with 4,000+ stores through Give as you Live. It takes 2 mins to sign up and they’ll turn a percentage of everything you buy into a donation to us. Just go to https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ripple-africa
Create Your Own Online Fundraising Page
It is quick, simple and free! Anyone in the world can set up a fundraising page, and anyone in the world can donate. So whether you are doing a marathon, bike ride, or any other sort of challenge, you can raise money easily for Ripple Africa.
Here you can set up your own fundraising page. If you are in the UK, you can set this up with our fundraising platform partner Virgin Money Giving.
If you are in the USA, you can set up your own fundraising page with fundraising platform Classy.
All Ripple Africa’s work is based in and around the communities in Malawi, so community groups are extremely important to the success of our work in Malawi.
If you belong to a community group, why not support a Malawi community group and make a real difference?
Why not lend your time to raise as much money as possible for Ripple Africa whilst having as much fun as you can through night-time events and curious fancy dress themes?! Volunteering to help Ripple Africa is a great way to enhance your CV as it develops important employable skills, and shows time management and concern for others.
Duke of Edinburgh Award (D of E)
Volunteering is all about making a difference to other people’s lives. Getting off your sofa and taking time out to change things for the better can be great fun.
Scouts and Guides
By supporting Ripple Africa, you can work towards badges and awards and have fun doing it!
Religion plays a very important part in Malawian culture with around 80% of the population being Christian.
If your church is interested in supporting our work, why not consider supporting us at Harvest or Christmas time? You can do this either by making Ripple Africa recipients of a collection, or why not set a fundraising target to raise via our Gift Catalogue?
If your church is interested in finding out more about our work, please get in touch. If you are near to our UK office, we could arrange a member of the Ripple Africa Team to come and give a talk at one of your services or another occasion. They can tell you more about how we work, who we work with, and how you can help. We are passionate about what we do and are happy to share this enthusiasm with you. Alternatively, we also have a great presentation that we can share with you. Contact the Ripple Africa team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Rotaries, Lions, Inner Wheels, WIs, and Soroptimists!
To discuss how your Club or District can work with Ripple Africa, please contact the Ripple Africa team on at email@example.com
How Your Donation Can Help
Do you want to donate to an African charity? We are often asked, especially by volunteers who have visited Malawi, what we need funding for so we’ve created a few examples of “Wish Lists” so you can see how you can help. They provide full information on the project and how your donation can help – feel free to download them.
If you are unsure which project you would like to raise money for or to donate to, make a general donation to Ripple Africa to help us to continue empowering communities in Malawi.
We are grateful for any donation, whether regular or a one-off. However, we would love for you to become a monthly donor so you can make a bigger charitable impact to the lives of those we are working with in Malawi. It also helps us as a charity to plan.