Harvest Appeal 2023

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Thank you for joining our Harvest Appeal

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Give the gift of clean water – and brighter childhoods

Join us and help more children like Rosine and Abdoul enjoy harvests worth celebrating – now, and long into the future.

How to pay in your fundraising

If you supported our Harvest Appeal this autumn, thank you!

Please don't forget to send us any donations or money you raised.

Pay in your fundraising online

You can also download a donation form (PDF), or give our Supporter Care team a call on 020 7793 4594 – they'll be happy to help!

Harvest Appeal 2023

Rosine and Abdoul may only be in class six, but they’re already honing their skills in the vegetable garden. Over the past year, they’ve been busy learning how to care for delicate seedlings, grow healthy plants, and harvest nutritious produce.

It’s vital knowledge that will serve them well throughout their lives.

Life here in Burkina Faso – one of the hottest and driest countries in the world – can be tough. And, as climate change brings longer droughts and more unpredictable rainfall, it’s getting harder and harder for people to find clean water, or grow the food they need to survive.

But, thanks to a new solar-powered water system, Rosine and Abdoul's school now has a flourishing vegetable garden – giving children here the opportunity to learn important skills, as well as providing nutritious meals in the canteen. And it's not just the pupils who benefit: there's a tap stand for local residents too, who can also buy extra vegetables for their own cooking.

Thanks to the support of groups like yours, we're working to bring a reliable supply of clean water to more schools and communities – here in Burkina Faso, and around the world.

Will you join us in a united effort to ensure more children like Rosine and Abdoul can grow up with clean water to drink and nourishing food to eat?

Your free harvest pack is full of ideas and tools to help you fundraise, and lots more information about the life-changing impact your support will have.

Ways to get involved

Hold a harvest festival

Celebrate harvest with a day packed full of fun activities: decorate your space, listen to stories, sing songs, play games and get everyone involved!

Grow your own veg

Try fast-maturing varieties or, if you've got a greenhouse, you could give some more unusual plants a go. Then auction off the produce or cuttings.

Host a special supper

Host a harvest supper at home or with your group, perhaps featuring delicious traditional recipes from Burkina Faso – included in your pack!

You'll find lots more suggestions and activities, including for the younger members of your group, in your pack – available to download instantly, or to receive in the post.

Order your free resources

Learn more about our work

Discover more about clean water, sanitation, hygiene, climate change – and much more! – with a free talk or workshop from our Speaker Network.

Pay in your fundraising

If you've already collected some money for the appeal, thank you! There are lots of ways you can send it to us, both online and offline.

Our work in Baskouré, Burkina Faso, was made possible with support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.