The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back! Last year, Ammalife raised over £7,000 in the week long Big Give Christmas Challenge, and this year, we’re hoping to do even better,

This year’s Christmas Challenge will take place from midday Tuesday 27th November to midday Tuesday 4th December. During this time, we’ll be hoping to raise £5,000 in online donations during the Big Give week. All donations will go towards our project in Malawi working to prevent and treat maternal sepsis.

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.

The great news is, this year Ammalife has been awarded £5,000 in matched funding for our project! This means that our overall target for the challenge is £10,000. With your donations, Ammalife can continue to provide essential medical equipment and clinical decision making tools that will enable the dedicated and talented 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.

During the Christmas Challenge week, we’ll also be hosting a Festive Fundraising Lunch on Saturday 1st December where we’ll be inviting you to donate online to our Sepsis project. Alongside a delicious 3-course meal at Tipu Sultan, there’ll be musical entertainment, a raffle and more. You can read more about our fundraising lunch here.

For more information and to donate to our Christmas Challenge appeal during the Challenge week, visit our project site on the Big Give’s website. You can also read more about the Christmas Challenge in general here. We hope we can count on your support to help us to fight maternal sepsis in Malawi and to save more mothers’ lives!