Join the Christmas Appeal

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Change the story this Christmas

Fundraise for the Access Denied appeal this Christmas and help bring clean water to 12,000 people across Madagascar - and change the lives of families like Juliette's for good.

In Madagascar 50% of the population are denied access to clean water.

Juliette's family and her village of Ambohimanatrika make up part of that 50%. They have no choice but to make an arduous journey down a slippery hillside, to collect water from a dirty pool.

See why Juliette needs your help:

Like any grandmother Juliette wants to give her family the best: love, knowledge and advice that can help them live a better life. She can’t give them clean water. But together we can.

The impact you could have

We'll be bringing clean water to 12,000 people across Madagascar - including in nine schools and two health centres. When you fundraise with your group even the smallest amounts add up, and will go a long way in making that happen...


could help install a handwashing station at a school, so children can wash their hands and keep themselves healthy.


could help build a well in a village like Ambohimanatrika, so they never have to drink water from dirty pools again.


could help lay 12km of pipes to bring clean water to a community, so no one has to risk their safety to collect it from far away.

"We Malagasy people we really love our children and my hope for my grandchildren is for them to succeed."

Browse our Christmas fundraising ideas

Whether you'll be fundraising in church, school, your community, or just with your family, our Christmas-themed ideas are a great place to start:

Christmas feast

Organise a festive dinner party or lunch in your community, where everyone brings a different homemade dish to share. You could give it a theme too, like curry, Christmas around the world or things that look like snow!

Ask for a donation to attend.

Crafty afternoon

Christmas is a time filled with gifts and decorations, both of which could be homemade - so why not take advantage and hold a 'crafternoon'? Here are some ideas for things you could make:

  • Christmas wreaths
  • Tree decorations
  • Candles
  • Christmas cards

You could then sell your produce at a Christmas fayre, or ask for a donation to take part in the afternoon.

Carol concert

Gather a choir, learn some Christmas songs or hymns, and put on a wonderful show for your congregation, school or local group.

You could sell tickets, as well as mince pies and mulled wine during the show.

Coffee morning

It's a classic that sometimes can't be beaten! For an extra festive element, why not sell mince pies, Christmas cake or stollen?

Movie screening

Pick a popular Christmas film you know everyone will enjoy, get a projector or large TV and host a film afternoon or evening in the hall. Complete the event with beanbags, popcorn, hot chocolate and mulled wine.

You could sell tickets and charge for the snacks - or perhaps offer some 'VIP' seats for an extra few pounds?

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