Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Revellers Love The Rain for BFiM

Friday, July 29th, 2011

bfim blues and rock 2011The Blues n Rock Garden Party was once again a huge success, with over £4,000 raised by the event for projects in Malawi. Despite torrential rainfall, revellers danced to the stunning musical acts, and continued to tuck into fabulous foods with gusto – even the power cuts didn’t stop the festival style fun at the gorgeous garden venue. BFiM aims to raise £10,000 a year, so a big thank you goes out to everyone who attended, bought a raffle ticket and of course volunteered to take part in our annual event.

Building Futures in Malawi Gets a Charity Gift From Google!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Google grant will boost donations for Football BootsBuilding Futures in Malawi has received a grant from search engine giant Google to get more people to donate money, volunteer to work in Africa and buy charity gifts on our website. The grant has the potential to boost the number of visitors to the site significantly, and more importantly raise more money for our many projects in Malawi. As you may be aware, 100% of any money that you donate goes towards our projects in Malawi – not one penny of your donation goes on admin costs or advertising, so this grant is going to be an enormous help to get more people involved in our projects and aware of what we have been doing in Malawi over the last 12 years. Thank you Google!

Your Donations Fund New School in Africa

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Lingadzi Academy - 9 mayA new school in Africa, named Lingadzi Academy Library is now possible thanks to donations made to BFiM. The land has been bought, and the architects have worked their magic to produce a resource that has something for everyone in the community. As well as building a school and library, there will be a football stadium that has been specially designed to incorporate much needed storage space without using unnecessary extra resources. There are several more community football pitches, netball courts; one of which is a showpiece and boasts a small stadium – and we will be planting lots of trees. The groundwork for this project has been going on for a long time now, and it is great to have finally secured the land and have a start date for development – June 2011!

BFiM Charity Work in Africa Gets Another Boost Thanks to You

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Charity FootballsWe’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have supported, and continue to support Building Futures in Malawi by purchasing charity gifts, making donations and signing up for charity work in Africa.  The success of the website has meant that we have just received a £500 donation, been contacted by 7 volunteers, have 50 footballs and 5 boxes of sports kit; and someone has contacted us who may potentially be donating a library! This is great news indeed, and it really does help build the futures of those in Malawi! Please keep up the wonderful support and check back to find out what else is going on with our latest project – The Lingadzi Academy in the next blog post.

Charity Cycle Ride Brought More Than Just Entertainment To Celebrity Hungry Hoards

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

BT Bike RideIt was four years ago that Little Britain comedy genius David Walliams swam the English Channel to raise money for Sport Relief. This year the 35 year old teamed up with a host of other celebrities for the same cause on a 1,000 mile cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End. The which took place on March 1st hoped to raise £1m which will go to ‘help people living unimaginably tough lives’ both in the UK and around the world.

TV Gives Charity Donations A Boost

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The science of marketing psychology isn’t just reserved for the consumer masses, it can be used to help maximise donations to charities and not for profit organisations. A recent study carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) found that different types of media coverage can have a profound effect on the amount of money donated by the public.

Following the Haiti disaster, the foundation found that newspaper coverage of the event was not as effective in encouraging members of the public to donate to the appeal. Advertisements and stories influenced only 6 per cent of those who gave money. This is in stark contrast to 11 per cent of the public who donated to the DEC Asia-Pacific appeal just a year earlier.

Cowell’s Haiti Charity Single Gets Slot At BRITs

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Charity single Everybody Hurts is set to be performed at the BRITs to maximise sales and increase funds raised for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Organisers of the famed popular music event, which is being held in London on February 17th, have reorganised the line-up to make room for a performance organised by King of pop Simon Cowell. The cover of REM’s 1993 hit is expected to raise a huge amount of money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and looks set to meet the sensational success experienced by Live Aid’s Feed The World.