This year Ammalife is applying to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise money for our project fighting maternal sepsis in Malawi. Last year was our most successful Christmas Challenge ever and with your support we raised over £7,000. This year we’re hoping to improve on that success and we’d like to welcome you to be part of it by inviting you to become a Pledger.

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Maternal sepsis is one of the biggest needless killers of new mothers and pregnant women worldwide, but it is preventable and treatable. Women are dying because of a lack of basic medical equipment, a lack of knowledge of how to identify and treat sepsis, and how to prevent infection. Maternal sepsis is particularly likely to occur in overcrowded and low-resource settings, such as in Malawi where Ammalife works.

With your support we can change this.

With your pledges, Ammalife can continue to provide essential medical equipment and clinical decision making tools that will enable the dedicated doctors and clinicians in Malawi to prevent, diagnose and treat cases of maternal sepsis. We will also continue to fund training for clinicians so that more medical professionals will be able to recognise the early warning signs of sepsis and provide the appropriate treatment.

Your support has already made a big impact. Project Officer and Maternal Sepsis Champion Laura Munthali, who works for our partner organisation PACHI Malawi, spoke about how the training and resources have lead to much quicker detection and treatment of sepsis, resulting in more lives being saved.

We’re looking to raise £2,500 in promised pledges by Friday 31st August through individual and corporate Pledgers. As a Pledger you would make a commitment to match funds raised during the online donation campaign (27th November – 4th December) up to your promised amount. Your pledge would not need to be fulfilled until after the online donation campaign has finished on 4th December.

As a Pledger the value of your donation has the potential to be doubled through the online donations made during our campaign, meaning the impact of your gift will be twice as powerful. If we are successful in meeting our pledge target we may also be eligible for further matched funding from the Big Give’s Champion donors, making your promise even more valuable.

If you’re interested in making a Pledge for our Christmas campaign, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can read more about the Big Give Christmas Challenge here. You can also download the Big Give info sheet for Pledgers here. To make a pledge, please fill out the secure online Pledge form on the Big Give Website.

With heartfelt thanks for all your support,

The Ammalife team