For us, Christmas is the time of year to think of others and this year we did just that. Our brand The Tartan Blanket Co. ran a project called You Give, We Give and we wanted to share the results.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, we wanted to do a little more and give a little more. As well as giving gifts to family this Christmas, we would also be gifting a donation to the Against Malaria Foundation.
Malaria is the number 1 killer of pregnant women and 500,000 people die each year – 70% of whom are children under the age of 5. Malaria is preventable and AMF work to use funds to provide and distribute nets to help provide valuable protection. Emma and Fergus had a daughter 5 months ago, so this charity personally resonated with us and as a team, we wanted to help.
Against Malaria Foundation are ranked number 1 by Givewell. This is how they choose their top charities:
We recommend charities according to how much good additional donations can do. We examine charities’ overall quality and cost-effectiveness, as well as what more funding would enable them to do.
We ran the project throughout December and The Tartan Blanket Co. donated £3000. Rob, the founder and CEO at AMF, has informed us that the donation has been allocated to a distribution in Papua New Guinea. 100% of our donation has made possible the purchase of 2,176 long lasting insecticidal nets which will protect an estimated 3,917 people – that’s 8 entire villages! What a fantastic result!
We’re very proud to support the Against Malaria Foundation and thank you for supporting The Tartan Blanket Co. in the You Give, We give project. If you’d like to get more involved you can find more information on their website. You can see and follow our donation on our fundraising page too!