Raise Money for Charity

Please help us improve opportunities for young people in Malawi in one of the following ways:

  1. Share our site with everyone you can! Twitter, Facebook, Email
  2. Volunteer for us - Visit Malawi
  3. Raise Money for us using the simple to use JustGiving site - Run, Swim, Shave something!
  4. Come to one of our Blues and Rock in the Garden Events 
  5. Donate Sports Equipment
  6. Put yourself forward to join our UK based committee

Scroll down to see examples of our fantastic fundraisers!

Tell our project manager Tom Bowden what you have in mind contact Building Malawi here. We would love your support!

We aim to raise £10,000 per year. So even the smallest donation will help us get closer to this target. This typically covers the cost of one building. So please help us. Small efforts make a huge difference! 


People like you make this possible. Please help us! Free things you can do right away that really help us:

 on Twitter

Please join our engaging monthly email list - Click here

See amazing photos and like us on Facebook - Click here


How to set up a Just Giving page and start raising loads of money for a great cause:


1) Follow this link: http://www.justgiving.com/BuildingMalawi/Raisemoney

2) Set up a page

3) Share it with your friends and relatives.


When people donate in this way it goes straight into the Building Malawi bank account. No need for sponsor forms or for you to collect the money and send it! Easy!


It's so easy!!!! And remember...

Thank You to all our fundraisers!


Recent fundraisers include:

FC Byair - Sponsored Run

Rachel Balm - Held a cocktail party

Deb Wright - Climbed Ben Nevis

Patrick Hegarty - Skinheads for charity

Deb Wright and Emma Vitiello - Climbed Mount Mulanje, Malawi.

Rachel Balm and Tom Bowden - Ran the Rome Marathon

Pete and Sonja Clifford - Donated money received instead of wedding gifts

Neil Everett - raised money for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Carol Hadman - Made a donation from money raised in memory of her daughter Grace Hadman

Louisa Hatfield - Ran the Dumfermline Half Marathon for us

Amy Dowling - Jumped out of a plane (with a parachute) to raise money

Stephan Pugh - Hosted a gig on our behalf

Des and Caroline Bowden - Run the institution that is Blues and Rock in the Garden

The Gilberd School Colchester had a non-uniform day for us

Neil Simpson made a personal donation

 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You lovely people!


Donate footballs

(or netballs or full football/netball strip)

Malawi is seriously underdeveloped with regards to sport. They suffer from a lack of sports equipment. Footballs and netballs do not last long as they get so much use on hard surfaces. So please consider sending items to us!

We have introduced Malawian branches of Liverpool FC, Colchester United FC, Dedham Old Boys FC, Pollards Inn FC, Newcastle University, Willaston Youth FC, Boxted Wanderers Youth, Neston Nomads FC, FC Inter Minan, CUSA FC, Norwich City FC and Wivenhoe Youth FC. Perhaps it's time for your team to branch out!

We are looking for the following items. 

Laptop Computers
Football boots
Full Football team kits (at least 10 shirts please)
Football goalposts
Football goalnets
Netball poles and Hoops
Tennis Balls 
Tennis raquets
Tennis Nets


We take everything out in luggage allowance on personal flights so unfortunately we have to be selective with what we take.

We aim to get a photo of your kit in Malawi to thank you.

Please make sure everything you send is in usable condition - it does not have to be new please contact us to arrange delivery or collection.





The great football giveaway - in 2008 we took 100 Footballs to Malawi. Check out the 100 footballs for malawi video here.





Kit in Malawi:

Hundreds of Photos from Lingadzi Academy Now On Facebook!

Friday 14th December 2012

Hi everyone, Building Malawi has been extremely fortunate to welcome many visitors and volunteers to Lingadzi Academy in Malawi. These wonderful folk have posted photos to our Facebook Page. Please check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/BuildingMalawi/photos_stream Be sure to like us on Facebook too! We would love it if you could visit Lingadzi Academy. We do not charge our volunteers. For more information check out our Volunteers page here: http://www.buildingmalawi.com/volunteer.html Best wishes from the entire team at Building Malawi! [caption id="attachment_103" align="alignnone" width="301" caption="Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year"]Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year[/caption]


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