Doubling donations with UK Aid Match
If you give before 30 April, your donation will be doubled by the UK government, making each £1 worth £2. The match funding from the government will be spent right away, creating brand new pregnancy support groups in 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.
This means that when you 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.
Donations will be matched up to £2 million!
In Kenya, one in 26 babies die before they reach their first birthday.
Together, Team Mum will arm new mums with the health information and support they need to keep themselves, and their babies safe. To do this, we need you to donate so we can launch pregnancy support groups in rural Kenya.
These pregnancy support groups will provide practical health information to new mums. Each new mum will be provided with some baby essentials - including a weighing bag to help monitor the health of their baby. They’ll learn about breastfeeding, safe sleeping, what to expect during the birth and when they take the baby home. They will learn the warning signs to look out for - so they will know when to seek medical assistance at every stage of pregnancy and early motherhood.
The groups also provide a support system for young new mums - a place to ask questions and discuss problems in a friendly environment. Any new mum, wherever they live, knows how important this support can be.
Team Mum at Vault Festival
Child.org are partnering with Vault Festival, with an exclusive Team Mum venue! This exciting new venue at The Horse and Stables will host a variety of theatre, comedy, music and poetry, all with a special emphasis on the power of femininity and motherhood.
A percentage of ticket sales for this venue will be donated to Team Mum. You can also join Team Mum by donating on the night! All public donations made on the night will be doubled by the UK government.
Your money buys...
£10 is enough to reach a mum who needs our support and provide her with a Team Mum pack of baby essentials, including a weighing bag. Donate £10 below, or just text mum to 70140 to give £10.
(Text costs £10 plus network charge. Child.org receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Text to donate customer care: 07751 768 207.)
£25 pays for a new mum to receive our full support group training programme. She’ll make a birth plan and be introduced to her local health facility where she can give birth in a safe environment.
Our Team Mum pregnancy support groups are designed to create lasting change.
Of course, all mums pass life-lessons on to their children. The valuable knowledge that mums acquire at these support groups will be passed down through children and grandchildren.
But this project is also about transforming communities. We will train health volunteers, improve local healthcare, and run sessions that champion the respect and support of pregnant women to all members of the family. By doing so, we’ll ensure that the community is equipped to support and nurture healthy new mums independently for generations to come.
All the match funding we receive from the UK government will be spent on launching our new pregnancy support groups in rural Kenya. Your original donation will be invested in this project and in the future of our Team Mum programming - so you can be assured of a long-term impact on our small charity. After we launch the pregnancy support groups, Team Mum will work to design, fund and deliver more solutions like this for mums and babies in Kenya and in Sierra Leone. Make sure you request further information from Child.org when you donate, so you hear about what Team Mum do next in our mission to make the world a safer place for new mums and newborn babies!
Read the latest updates about how our pregnancy support groups will work: