Fundraising for RIPPLE Africa!
Most 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. We have been lucky to have worked with amazing volunteers who, on our behalf, have arranged things such as plant sales, cake sales, organised a 1960’s fundraising evening, run marathons, half marathons, immersed themselves in mud whilst enduring an assault courses and climbed mountains to name but a few.
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 advancing the work of RIPPLE Africa in Malawi at the same time. Equally, if you’re 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’s 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 Mary and Paul? Get baking for RIPPLE – we are only too happy to be tasters!!
- Land’s End to John O’ Groats Cycle Challenge: Read about how the RIPPLE Rockets cycled almost 1,000 miles across England, through Wales and into Scotland here!
- 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 in that she cycled 50 miles weekly for the entire month of April.
Create Your Own Online Fundraising Page
It’s quick, simple and free! Anyone in the world can set up a fundraising page, and anyone in the world can donate. So whether it’s 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 with our fundraising platform partner Everydayhero. (You can also create a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving).
If you’re in the USA, you can set up your own fundraising page with fundraising platform Classy.
The Cycle Italia team cycled 1,700km from the Italian Alps to the southern tip of Sicily to fundraise for RIPPLE Africa
Emily selling homemade cakes — one of many fundraising events for RIPPLE Africa
Jamie and Jo organised a fundraising evening with dinner, dancing to a Beatles tribute band, and a casino
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 both in Malawi, the UK, and the USA.
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 street collections, 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 indicates 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 this 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, then why not book a member of the RIPPLE Team to come and give a talk at one of your services or other occasions. 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. Contact the RIPPLE team on 01280 822891.
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 team on 01280 822891.
This little document will give you lots of inspiration to get fundraising. The list is not exhaustive though — you can turn anything into a great fundraising idea!
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