On his first trip to Uganda in October 1989 Mission International CEO Hugh Henderson was asked to become an “Ambassador for the Poor” this request made such an impact on him that it became his watch word from then on.   Now you can become an Ambassador for the Poor too, you can set up an Ambassadors for the Poor group in your area.   If you would like to get involved then please get in touch and we can help you get started.
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You can raise funds for Mission International as you shop on-line.  Sign up with Easy Fundraising and raise funds for Mission International.

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You can also set up your own fundraising page to support Mission International 

Fundraising is fun:

There are many people who, whether they want to be part of a mission team or not, would like to raise funds for the work of Mission International.  
Fundraising can be fun and create a real ‘team spirit’ with a group of often quite disparate people within a church or community group.   You may have some brilliant new ideas or wish to use some of the fundraising options that have been tried and tested over the years, however you proceed you can be sure that the world’s poor children, families and communities will benefit from what you do and from the funds you raise.
From bag packing in your local supermarket to climbing Kilimanjaro the fact that you have made it possible for someone’s life to be radically changed will matter not only in the short term but for many years to come.  

Fundraising ideas:

  • Sponsored events like walks, cycle runs and car washes always inspire those who perhaps are not able to cope with more strenuous pursuits and are great for involving the whole family or community.
    • A swim-a-thon, where competitors are sponsored to swin a mile or similar distance.
  • Coffee mornings, cake & candy and craft stalls where all sorts of products can be sold as people shop for Christmas, Easter and other special occasions.
  • Non-uniform days, sponsored silences and the like always go down well in schools.
  • Summer fêtes and other occasions like these allow a fun day out for the family to raise some funds too.
  • Events where there is an element of competition for those involved can be effective too.   Team events, where each team is required to raise a minimum contribution to the projected total often inspires a great competition.
    • A Great British Bake off – judged then sell baking!
  • Use Ebay and/or Gumtree to sell some of your unwanted items and donate the proceeds to Mission International.
    • http://mission-international.org/get-involved/give/ebay-charity-shop/
  • Car boot sales and jumble sales are usually well attended and can be a great way to raise some funds.

Ruby Wedding Fundraiser:

Here Chris & Heather Southwick raise £1868 when they asked people to donate to Mission International rather than buy gifts and cards for their 40th wedding anniversary celebrations.

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Please let us know if you come up with useful fundraising ideas.

Living below the line!

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Peter ‘lived below the line’ (lived on £1.00 per day) for a week and raised £1,137.80 for Mission International’s Kenya Projects. The picture shows Kayole township where Peter spent some time as part of a Mission International team.  Here he met some of the children for whom he lived below the line.

Banchory West Church Guild’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party:

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£1069 was raised at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party run by Banchory West Guild.

A sponsored bike ride!

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How about raising some funds for Mission International while at the same time getting in some exercise?  A sponsored bike ride may be just the way to do that.  If you would like to organise a Mission International sponsored event locally, please let us know and we will do what we can to help you get the maximum from your hard work.  You can even set up your own personal fundraising page on our Give.net site here.

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