Orphan Sponsorship

In Zambia there are 710,000 orphans. 33,000 children are infected with the HIV virus. Orphan sponsorship provides an education for these vulnerable children.

Sponsored Orphan Jane Mulonda Sponsored Orphan Nakwali Balumbi Sponsored Orphan Natasha Mufaya Sponsored Orphan Chaton Sitali Follow link to sponsor an orphan and meet some of the courageous orphans.

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Travelmole Award

Fundraising

Fundraising for The Butterfly Tree

Fundraising can be a fun approach to helping a particular cause you care about and a way of giving something back. Whether you are an individual or a group it can be rewarding to know that your hard earned efforts are going to help those less fortunate. The Butterfly Tree raises its funds through grants, sponsorship, corporates, clubs, schools, individuals and initiatives.

The Butterfly Tree has earned a sound reputation for best utilising donor funds, for getting things done and for sending regular feedback to our donors and sponsors. If you would like to get involved in fundraising here are some examples of ways this can be done:

  • Hosting a function - dinner, music event, auction of promise or a party
  • Holding a raffle, selling donated items, donating to registered online websites such as Ebay, everyclick, Raffle.it
  • Holding ‘no’ uniform days at school or work
  • Shop online and raise money for The Butterfly Tree through Give as you Live
  • Participating in a sporting event – marathons, cycling, swimming, walks, climbing expeditions

Anyone wishing to get involved can have their own ‘live’ page to raise funds for an event or function using Mydonate, facilitated by British Telecom or Just Giving, who take donations including ‘gift aid’ on our behalf. Mydonate is totally free whereas just giving take out a 5% administration fee charge the charity £18 per month for the facility.

We can provide you with advertising material and information about specific projects you wish to donate to. No matter how small raising funds can help buy essential exercises books, vital mosquito nets, go towards building community houses and classrooms for schools or to sponsor an orphan.

For our US supporters we have partnered with GlobalGiving, which has a 501 (c) 3 certificate. Our orphan support project gives a chance for you to raise funds and donate to the projects that involve the orphans.

For further information or to request advertising material contact us.

Basement Crew raise funds to fight Malaria
Basement Crew raise funds to fight Malaria

Basement Crew have joined forces with The Butterfly Tree to help the fight against malaria in Zambia. Basement Crew have been promoting the charity through their music. They have participated in several fundraising events and were instrumental in partnering with The Butterfly…

Climbing Summit of Mt Blanc to Raise Funds
Maudit raising funds for The Butterfly Tree

Magnus Scaddan wanted to do something different during his annual leave. Instead of lying on a beach he went on an extensive training course to prepare for a charity climbing expedition. His aim was to reach the summit of Mt. Blanc and…

Cyclothon UK raising funds for Mukuni
Cyclothon UK raising funds for Mukuni

Cyclothon UK was initiated in 2011 and continued in 2012 by VU Ltd. The Butterfly Tree were awarded a free team place to participate in the challenge, which entailed a 12 hour endurance cycle around Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. Four team…

Fundraising for Community Housing
Fundraising for Community Housing

Brothers Mike and Dave Kaye went to Mukuni Village to help with The Butterfly Tree, after raising funds with the help of Facebook, Facebook featured their story when they reached 500,000 million users to help raise awareness of our work. Their aim…

Sponsored swim to raise funds for wheelchair
Sponsored swim to raise funds for wheelchair

Beth Baldwin and her sister raised funds to purchase a wheelchair for a disabled woman in Zambia who lives in Siamasimbi, a remote village in the Mukuni chiefdom, with her three children. Berth’s family also funded a community house, which was built by The…

Wedding donations raise funds for orphans
Wedding donations raise funds for orphans

When Richard and Anna planned their wedding they selflessly requested the following: ‘Rather than have a wedding list, we would prefer it if people could make a donation to the Butterfly Tree charity. This is a charity that works with Zambian orphans whose…

Latest Happenings WITH OUR Fundraising Projects

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Mar 27

Mothers in Zambia

Fundraising for Mother's Day

In developing countries such as Zambia much of the responsibility of bringing up children is left to the mother. Sadly, as a result of the HIV and AIDS pandemic, there are far too many young widows left with no income. The Butterfly…

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Dec 24

Christmas is almost upon us and thanks to the tremendous support from our donors, fundraisers and volunteers around the globe many rural children in Zambia have a better future ahead of them. December has been an incredibly good month for fundraising, most…

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Dec 5

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Doubling Donations 5th, 6th & 7th December

December 7th: we have reached our target of £10.000 for The Big Give Challenge!  This means that no further matching will be made. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the challenge through both the pledge stage and the on line donations….

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Dec 1

WORLD AIDS DAY

Stepping up HIV Prevention through Peer Education

Today marks World AIDS Day – the following statistics can be found on The World Health Organisation website: 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV in 2012 9.7 million people in low- and middle-income…

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Nov 21

Orphan Support Needed

Raising funds for orphans in Zambia

All the work of The Butterfly Tree is aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable and orphaned children. Since the charity started we have helped thousands of children in remote villages but many more are suffering as a result of the HIV…