It’s by far the biggest fundraising appeal this organisation has ever attempted - and it is the first time first time we have run a UK Aid Match appeal - where the UK government will double all the donations we receive.
Our Team Mum appeal will run from today (1 February) until 30 April 2019. Money raised by the appeal will catapult forward Child.org’s new work to make babies safer. Donations made before 30 April will be matched by the UK government.
The match funding from the government will be spent right away, creating brand new pregnancy support groups in Meru, rural Kenya. Public donations will be spent on this project and on taking Child.org’s Team Mum work forward, designing, funding and delivering more solutions like this for mums in Kenya and Sierra Leone*. Watch this video to find out why we want to create pregnancy support groups in rural Kenya:
This is a golden opportunity for our supporters! If you donate to join Team Mum, you know that through your donation you are helping mums in Kenya immediately, but you’ll also have a stake in driving Team Mum forward over the next few years - providing vital long-term support for Child.org’s new work with mums and babies.
If you’d like to support Child.org’s mother and baby programming even further into the future, please consider joining Team Mum Monthly. By making a monthly contribution towards our work with mums and babies, you’ll be empowering whole communities to make pregnancy, birth and early childhood safer. If you sign up before 30 April, your first three monthly contributions will be matched by the UK government.
Child.org need to raise £150,000 to launch our pregnancy support groups. We’ll be sharing lots of beautiful stories about your impact in Meru over the coming months, and exciting ways for you to be involved. Your support in sharing, commenting on, and liking our content is always appreciated!
Team Mum will involve 120 parenting comms partners, a special all-women edition of Ride Africa, our own stage at Vault Festival, choirs, Supper Clubs and Royal Baby Sweepstakes! We can’t wait to get started, watch this space...
*If you are raising money as a Soroptimist, your donations will go towards Meru Women’s Garden Project as usual, and the extra match funding will fund our pregnancy support groups - also in Meru!