I’m A Celebrity... is supporting charity Malaria No More UK with 15p from every phone vote being donated to help save lives in Africa.
What difference can 15p make? Your phone vote helps save lives and Malaria No More UK will make sure funds raised help those most in need. 15p won’t buy much in the UK but goes a surprisingly long way in Ghana, our focus country for support:
- 15p buys enough nails and rope to hang 2 life-saving mosquito nets
- 50p buys a malaria test to check if you have malaria, an essential first step to getting the right treatment
- 70p buys life saving malaria medicine
- £5 buys delivers and hangs up a mosquito net to protect two children from malaria
- £10 transports 150 mosquito nets to protect 300 people from malaria
Why malaria? Malaria kills a child every minute. It also causes poverty for families and communities across Africa. This suffering and death is needless as malaria is a preventable and treatable disease. It costs less than a cup of coffee to save a life from malaria.
Where are we saving lives? We’re raising funds to save lives in Ghana, West Africa, where everyone is at risk from the disease and the goal is to reduce deaths from malaria by 75% by 2015.
What’s happened so far? This is the fourth year I’m A Celebrity... is supporting Malaria No More UK. Funds raised so far are in action, supporting the distribution of free mosquito nets to every home in need in Ghana, helping protect the entire population of 24 million by the end of 2012!
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Dougie Poynter, reigning King of the Jungle says: “It’s the best news that Malaria No More UK is being supported again! I’ve spent three weeks in Africa and seen the impact of malaria on families and kids, it’s heart breaking, especially as malaria is a disease that’s easy to prevent and treat. I hope this year’s celebrities have a blast in the jungle and when the going gets tough, it’s motivating to remember that every vote helps save lives”.
Arabella Gilchrist, Malaria No More UK’s Director of Communications adds: “This partnership is game changing in terms of our ability to save lives in Ghana. I was there earlier this year and positively struck by the incredible work taking place to save and protect lives thanks to ITV’s support. This year’s partnership will take our work to the next level as we build on efforts to reduce deaths by 75% by 2015.We hope that viewers of I’m A Celebrity... will feel inspired to vote for their favourite celebs and help save lives from malaria”.
Malaria No More UK is registered in England & Wales, company number 6648679, charity number 1126222. For voting terms and conditions, please click here.