Challenge 20

Celebrate 20 years of MAI by organising a Challenge 20 sponsored or fundraising event.

Since 2003, MAI has existed to bring health and hope in some of the world’s poorest places.

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, join us in daring to believe that we can reach £100,000 in total from all our Challenge 20 fundraising activities.

The money you raise will save lives and improve the health of people in desperate need, through the exceptional health care our trusted partners provide in Chad, South Sudan, India and South Africa.

Dare to challenge yourself (whatever a challenge is for you), or do something with your friends, family, work colleagues or fellow church members to raise  funds for the vital work of MAI.


You could organise your own challenge, such as a sponsored walk, swim or row for a distance that is a challenge for you.

Or you could organise a social event. You could:

  • bake and sell 20 cakes
  • have a ticketed breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner party
  • Have a movie night and charge people to come
  • organise a concert where musicians and other performers at your church sing, dance or play music

Or something else of your own choosing.  Be creative: the possibilities are endless…

Fundraising ideas for Challenge 20
Sponsored cycle ride
Sponsored cycle ride
Host a dinner party
Host a dinner party
Sponsored walk
Sponsored walk
Sponsored paddle board
Sponsored paddle board
Organise a music concert
Organise a music concert

So are you up for the challenge? Get planning now!

Register your Challenge 20 event and receive your registration pack with top tips, fundraising and publicity ideas, helpful guidelines and much more, by emailing Joanna: [email protected]

The difference your Challenge 20 could make

Here are just a few examples of how the money you raise through a Challenge 20 sponsored or fundraising event could be used to save and improve lives:

Guinebor 2 Hospital, N’Djamena, Chad 2020

Provide life-saving nutrition for children in Chad by supporting Guinebor II Hospital as it provides affordable care for pregnant mothers and malnourished children

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Bring a life line of support for patients with HIV, TB and chronic diseases through the community caregivers at Embo Clinic, South Africa

Ranjana was pregnant and in a critical condition

Save more lives in India by helping Chinchpada Christian Hospital to build a new Intensive Care Unit

Beautiful Family

Provide vital health care for the desperately poor people of South Sudan by supporting the excellent care provided at Martha Primary Health Centre in Yei.

Tell us about your event

We would love to hear about what you are doing for Challenge 20 so we can promote and celebrate it. You can find out how to do this when you register and receive your fundraising pack


Joanna does solo trek for her Challenge 20

MAI’s Fundraising Manager plans to trek solo across the Lake District in 6-7 days during July 2023. She will be using no GPS: just a compass and good old fashioned OS Maps! So, if you are unable to organise a Challenge 20 event, but would like to sponsor Joanna, please visit her JustGiving page.

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