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Help Wired raise £1,000 for Niger in one hour

Niger is one of the the poorest countries in the world. Recent droughts, followed by floods, have devastated this year’s crops. Many of the men have moved to Nigeria to find work. The remaining women and children, more than half the population, have almost literally nothing to eat.

For one hour today, from 11am to 12, Wired magazine will be using Facebook, Twitter (@WiredUK), the Wired blog and email to create a flash-mob charity appeal. Our aim is raise £1,000 in 60 minutes for a desperately needy group of people.

The money will go straight to Care International UK's work on the frontline in Niger. And, along the way, we are hoping to prove that social media can be used to make a real difference to people who live a long way from the internet.

You can see more about the situation in Niger here.

As you read this the clock will already be ticking.
Please give what you can and pass the word around.

Thanks

The Wired team
wired.co.uk

Raising money for

CARE International UK

CARE International UK

Charity Registration No. 292506

CARE International is one of the world’s leading aid agencies - we fight poverty and injustice. In the last year, we worked in 84 countries, supporting 1015 poverty-fighting projects that reached more than 122 million people.

Donations 104

Donation by Pamela Hedges on 24/09/10

£55.00

+ £15.51 Gift Aid

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Great cause, thanks for sorting

Donation by Michael Parsons on 06/09/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Finally got around to this :-)

Donation by Andy Piper on 04/09/10

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better late than never

Donation by Rupert Turnbull on 03/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Matt Ballantine on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go WiredUK & Twitter!

Donation by Chloe Browne on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Anonymous on 03/09/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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A great cause.

Donation by Susie Brown on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good on you

Donation by Sophie Dening on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Peter White on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Clare Reddington on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alan Smith on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by James Tiplady on 03/09/10

£2.50

+ £0.71 Gift Aid

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Donation by Oliver Byford on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Claire Daniell on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Clare Murray on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good work guys...

Donation by Daniel Bond on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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You've all done very well.

Donation by Mr Grace on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good work Wired, nice idea to push for a target in a set time limit, gives the whole donating process a sense of urgency and belonging

Donation by Alan Offord on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Sarah Taylor on 03/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Anything for Africa

Donation by Stefan Paetow on 03/09/10

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Donation by Keeley Knowles on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Great idea. Good luck.

Donation by Martin MacMillan on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Gina Manning on 03/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Margaret Minero on 03/09/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,362.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,362.50
  • Gift Aid£377.24

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