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Hope Africa

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Get Involved – Become Part of the Team

Hope Africa has six priority projects. By supporting these projects, you will know exactly where your money is going and we'll keep you updated on the project's progress with reports, messages and photographs. For more information, contact Andrea Membe on 01274 653607. See below our current Priority Projects for 2008-2009;

Priority Projects for 2008-2009

Hope Africa's HIV/AIDS Campaign
Today, 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. Hope Africa is running a year round campaign to raise awareness of the disease and to raise money for vulnerable families who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

How can you support the Appeal?

Organise a sponsored fast
Put yourself in somebody's shoes in Africa. Can you fast for 12/24 hours and put aside some money towards helping families in Africa?

Dress African
Why not organise a dress down day with a difference, dress African. If you are female come to work or school in a sarong and if you are a male wear a 'loud' shirt like Nelson Mandela and charge money – for example £1.

Change your shopping list
How about changing your weekly grocery shopping, think about how you can save some money this week. For example, if you usually buy Coca Cola or Pepsi swap to your supermarket's own brand of cola for a cheaper alternative. Whatever savings you make can go towards helping Hope Africa feed families in Africa.

Church campaign
Hold a collection at your church events during the year and support Hope Africa's HIV/AIDS Appeal.

1. Fundraising Events

BUPA Great North Run, Flora London Marathon, The New York Marathon...
If you have a place at one of these key events please consider raising sponsor money for Hope Africa to help families in Africa.

2. Do it yourself fundraising?

£5 is enough to pay for a mosquito net, helping protect people against malaria. £50 could pay for food for five families' basic food for one month. £2500 could pay for a borehole providing an entire village with clean and safe drinking water.
Your money makes a real impact because Hope Africa channels it directly to where it is needed, helping the most vulnerable families.
Your money will save lives and it is good to know that your help is impacting people's lives in Africa. So what are you waiting for? Do something, please!
Check out our Hope Africa's A-Z toolkit for ideas. It offers practical tips and ideas – you will find everything you need to organise and promote your fundraising event and sponsored activities throughout the year.
Why not set up your own fundraising page at the following link This is an exciting and effective way to raise as much money as possible for Hope Africa.

A – Z of Activities & Events - We hope these ideas will inspire you. Remember keep your eye on the TARGET - You CAN do it! Go For It!!

We hope these ideas will inspire you.

  • Ask for money, ask for raffle prizes – don't be shy - you'll never know if you don't ask!
  • Auction – you can auction almost anything.
  • Bring and buy, at work, garden, community centre.
  • Christmas and birthdays – ask for donations instead of presents.
  • Church, or place of worship event and collection.
  • Coffee morning. Get to know some new friends in your community.
  • Dress-down for the day and pay for the privilege!
  • E-bay – sell your unwanted items. Set up an account and watch the money roll in!
  • Email – reminders to friends, their friend's friends on how to sponsor you.
  • Fashion show.
  • Golf tournament.
  • Give up your bad habits! Get everyone to sponsor you to give up – your pain Hope Africa's gain!!
  • Hobbies – fundraise from your hobbies
  • Information – give potential sponsors as much information as possible about Hope Africa and its campaigns to encourage them to get onboard.
  • Jumble sale.
  • Karaoke evening.
  • Lunch-date – Organise a lunch, charge your friends and hold a raffle
  • Matched donation from your company
  • Meal – negotiate a deal with your local restaurant for a group booking, charge a set rate and donate the difference to Hope Africa.
  • Neighbours - offer to wash their windows, mow the grass or clean their house.
  • Ongoing - Never give up. You can do it!
  • Party – Baby, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80's, Easter, Christmas
  • Pub crawl
  • Posters – put these up anywhere you can think of promoting your fundraising.
  • Quiz night – organise one, ask your local pub to give you a % of the winnings.
  • Raffle a signed football or anything interesting.
  • Radio – local radio stations are a great way to get the word out.
  • Ready – keep your sponsorship forms handy!
  • Sponsored activities – you and friends can walk, swim, dance, cycle or do a triathlon.
  • Twenty four-hour marathon - darts, baking, stay awake or dancing.
  • Tin – collection tin or bucket to take to events. Make sure you get permission first and contact Hope Africa for details.
  • Unwanted and unused gifts (ask friends, family and colleagues) can be used for prizes or car boot sale.
  • Valet service – offer to clean cars inside and out for all your family, friends and colleagues.
  • Wine and cheese party – Get the wine, prizes & cheese donated. Mmmmh.
  • X-ercise – get your local gym and organise a sponsored aerobics or cycling session Young and old – organise a big family reunion for all ages.
  • Zest – essential if you are going to make the best of your fundraising

Your fundraising will make a real difference to people's lives. You should be proud that you are doing it!

3. Volunteering

An excellent way to support Hope Africa is by volunteering your time and your skills.
We have a number of exciting volunteering roles, if you would like a role description and some more details please contact Hope Africa.

Volunteer Recruitment Officer
We want to recruit volunteers to support Hope Africa. Do you have experience in writing adverts, posting adverts on the internet and in public places and interviewing?

Volunteer Speaker
If you are passionate about helping people in Africa and enjoy public speaking why not consider organising presentations in churches, schools and businesses.

Event Organiser
Do you enjoy organising events? We are looking for volunteers to plan and manage small and large scale events throughout the UK. By organising a coffee morning, sponsored walk, golf day or ball you can change the lives of people in Africa.

Committee Chairs and Members
Hope Africa would like to establish committees all over the world to raise money to help people in Africa. Do you like being part of a committee? Are you a team leader? Would you like to be part of a team that meets regularly to organise events to raise money for Hope Africa.

We are looking for an administrator to write letters and thank our supporters. If this is you please contact us for more information.

Trust Fundraiser
Would you like to help Hope Africa by researching and writing letters to charitable trusts.

4. Employee fundraising / Charity of the Year

Why not nominate Hope Africa to be your Charity of the Year? We can offer a fantastic range of activities for you and your colleagues to get involved in from office based activities to volunteering.
Whether you choose to run, cycle or swim for Hope Africa, we will give you fundraising support, training tips and a personal contact to help you every step of the way.

Fundraising at work
You can make a world of difference to the world's poorest people without even leaving the office! Download our A-Z of fundraising ideas and start your fundraising today. Don't forget...
Whatever you decide to do, please don't forget to ask about matched giving! Your employer may match some or all of your fundraising total and you don't know if you don't ask!

5. Major Donations

Big gifts, big difference
From individuals to churches and trusts – everyone needs to know that their donation is making the maximum impact.

"We try to match organisation's concerns with Hope Africa's priorities and specific projects on the ground. Most of all, we try to make sure that your donation makes a real difference to real people's lives."

For more information, contact Fred Membe on 01274 653607 or click here to email us.

Churches together
A gift of thousands of pounds isn't possible for most of us. But when you put donations together to make a major gift – you can make a major difference.

St Mark's Church near Keighley, for instance, have raised thousands of pounds to provide clean water and sanitation and feed people for thousands of people in Malawi.
For more information, contact Fred Membe on 01274 653607 or click here to email us.

A Foundation or Trust
Charitable trusts and foundations also give Hope Africa vital support each year – we make a little money go a long way.

A grant from the Tudor Charitable Trust enabled us to drill two bore holes to provide clean water to hundreds of people in Malawi.

To find out how your trust or foundation can support Hope Africa, contact Fred Membe on 01274 653607 or click here to email us:

  • £2,500 will pay for a water bore hole in villages in Africa.
  • £5,000 could pay for Hope Africa's Sponsorship Academy
  • £10,000 could fund Hope Africa's monthly food project for an entire year
  • £20,000 could pay for Hope Africa's Seed and Fertiliser Programme to impact an entire community in Africa.

For more information, contact Fred Membe on 01274 653607 or click here to email us.

6. Fundraising in schools

A fundraising event can be educational and fun, whilst helping raise vital funds for our work.
Along the way, young people have raised money to help some of the poorest families in the world, but also learned about how people live in other parts of the world, the challenges they face and how they try to overcome them.

How to get your school involved?
There are a variety of ways that your school can get involved in fundraising for Hope Africa:
You can pick an event of your choice and raise funds. If you are stuck for ideas check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas or contact us and we can give you some suggestions.

7. In memoriam donation

At a time of great sadness, you can choose to celebrate the life of a loved one by leaving a gift to Hope Africa in their memory.

8. A gift in your Will could bring hope to future generations

In many poor communities, parents have little to leave their children except, perhaps, memories of the time they have shared. By remembering Hope Africa in your Will, you can help bring an end to the life of poverty that is passed from one generation to the next.

If you could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be? Would you help poor communities have access to clean drinking water? Ensure that families don’t go hungry? Or give every child the chance to go to school? You might think that just a few people have the power to bring about such fundamental change. But we disagree.

By remembering Hope Africa in your Will, you can help make the world a better place for its poorest people.
If you want to find out more, you can request our information booklet.
Or if you have already left a gift to Hope Africa in your Will please let us know in writing. The details of your gift will be kept confidential.
Mr Dillon left a legacy to Hope Africa last year...
"Our granddad left a legacy to Hope Africa because he cared deeply about people in Africa. By leaving a gift in his Will his family will be helping those in need for years to come."

Change the world by leaving a gift to Hope Africa in your Will