We love Christmas and we know you do too. It's a time for giving to friends and family. In the spirit of Christmas giving, this year we want to give a few gifts ourselves, so we will be running a little project called You Give, We Give!
While we're all giving gifts to friends and family this year, we will also be giving to the Against Malaria Foundation.
Emma and I had a daughter 4 months ago so this charity really resonates with us, and along with our whole team, we want to do a little more this year.
We're a small team based in Leith, Edinburgh so we don't have to worry about mosquitoes or malaria. We also know how nice it is to snuggle up under a warm blanket in the colder months.
The people that AMF help might not need to worry about getting cold, but a bed net provides them much more valuable protection. 500,000 people die each year from malaria - 70% of them are under 5. It's also the number 1 killer of pregnant woman. It is preventable. 100% of the money that we donate will get used to buy nets.
We chose this charity because they 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.
I've spoken with Rob, the founder and CEO at AMF and they are doing truly fantastic work. We're very proud to support them. If you want to get involved you can find out more information on their website and also view our sponsorship page.