Get involved – How you can help us to support girls in Malawi

Become a supporter

If you have an interest in the education of girls in Malawi, we welcome you to become a Supporter of the Mamie Martin Fund. You do not need to make a donation in order to become a Supporter, all you need to do is complete this form. By doing so, you will be kept regularly up to date with our work, as well as receive an invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting and other events that we organise.

Fundraise

Whether you raise £10 or £1,000, every penny raised for the Mamie Martin Fund goes a long way to support the education of girls in Malawi.

Our wee (and our not-so-wee) supporters of girls’ education in Malawi cycled 2 ‘Wee Jaunts’ during 2018 and 2019 in Falkirk (7.5 miles) and in Linlithgow (10 miles). Both routes are flattish, traffic-free and family-friendly. Both events are joint fundraisers with the Soko Fund. We have a new cycling idea for 2020 – watch this space!

If you are planning an event and would like some resources, such as logos, our reports or hints/tips, please see this page.

Events are a great way to raise money – whether you would like to organise a musical concert, or host a dinner party in aid of the Mamie Martin Fund, we can provide you with advice, assist you in promotion, and send a representative to speak at your event. You can set up a personal event and fundraising page on VirginMoneyGiving. It’s quick and easy. Let us know about it so that we can share it on social media and generally ‘shout’ about it! Get in touch too if you’d like us to help you plan something another way.

Fundraise as you shop

Sign up with Every Click and nominate the Mamie Martin Fund as your charity of choice. Look for the Give as You Live logo whenever you are shopping online and raise funds as you shop. SMILE Amazon
Shopping on Amazon? Just click on this link and you will raise money for us whenever you make a purchase.

Gift Aid

For every £1 that you donate to the Mamie Martin Fund, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs will add an extra 25p, at no extra cost to you. All you have to do is complete a Gift Aid declaration form to confirm that you are a UK taxpayer.

Join the Board

If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please get in touch.

Legacy gift

By remembering the Mamie Martin Fund in your will, you will be helping us to continue supporting the education of girls in Malawi for years to come. Suggested codicil is available above.

Volunteer

We are always grateful for the help of volunteers. If you have a particular skill that you think may be useful, experience of Malawi, or would like to learn more about what we do by getting involved as a volunteer, please get in touch. Please note that we do not offer overseas volunteer placements.

Alternative giving

Are you getting married soon, or perhaps have a milestone birthday to celebrate, and would like to encourage your family & friends to donate to charity instead of giving you gifts? Tell us about it because we would like to post a ‘thank you’ on our News section.

Hope and Malcolm's wedding
Hope and Malcolm nominated The Mamie Martin Fund to receive donations in lieu of wedding gifts to them – a very generous action which resulted in funding for 7 girls for a year at one of the boarding schools we support – wow!

You can find some resources to help you raise funds on our Resources page.