Helping-Hand Appeal 2023

Help us fight for Clean Water in 2023

The Helping-Hand Appeal is an annual collaboration between the Family Ministries Unit and International Development UK.

The focus of the 2023 Helping-Hand Appeal is Clean Water - working alongside communities to improve access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

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Helping-Hand 2023 Resources

Engage your corps and community in Helping-Hand 2023 using a selection of resources.

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Water is more than a drink...

It is children thriving. It is continued education. It is time to build your business. It is the potential for equal opportunities. It is economic independence.

Water is life!

In communities where water vulnerability is a daily reality, people are working together to find solutions.

In Malawi, The Salvation Army is journeying with different schools and communities in the northern district of Karonga as they identify opportunities to improve access to clean water and promote hygiene and sanitation.

There are many elements to this far-reaching, integrated project, such as drilling boreholes, constructing toilet blocks and handwashing facilities in schools, conducting agricultural training for food security, and raising awareness about gender equality.

This is just one of the Clean Water projects that The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Ireland Territory supports.

All money raised through the 2023 Helping-Hand Appeal will go towards supporting future Clean Water projects.


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Fundraising Ideas

Helping-Hand is primarily a fundraising appeal. Any money raised and donated during 2023 will be used to fund The Salvation Army's clean water projects. Here are a few ways you could raise money for Helping-Hand 2023 either individually or as part of a team:

SPEND A PENNY, GIVE A POUND: Over the course of one day (or longer, if you choose) donate £1 for each time you use the loo! Download the poster to display in your building. Use the 'Toilet Tally' resource to keep count then donate here.

WATER WALK: Organise a sponsored walk along a canal or river, or challenge people to carry a full bucket or container of water.

WATER FAST: Give up all drinks but water for two weeks and donate the money you save to the appeal. You could also collect sponsorship for completing this challenge.

WATER TAX: Every time you use water over a set period of time, put some money aside as a ‘water tax’, and donate the amount to the appeal.

GENEROSITY JAR: Keep a container/jar in your home or on your group's registration desk where people can pop in their spare change throughout the Appeal.

International Development

Supporting communities around the world to overcome poverty and injustice

Family Ministry Values

Family ministry values, support and care

Support for adults

Providing support for men’s and women’s ministry programmes

Support for everyone

Providing resources and support for families.