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£1,422raised of £2,000 target by 87 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,422 to give to the World's most effective charities (according to givewell.org)

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    Stratford, London
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    Funded on Tuesday, 20th December 2016

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    From November 1st until December 20th I will be giving up alcohol for charity. Not just any charity though, the worlds top five charities (according to GiveWell.org).

    I am doing this because I've recently become interested in the philosophical movement Effective Altruism. And I have been inspired to do the most good I possibly can with the amount of money I can raise.

    The five charities on my list are as follows:

    1. Against Malaria Foundation
    2. Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
    3. Deworm the World Initiative
    4. GiveDirectly
    5. Development Media International

    You probably haven't heard of these charities before but a lot of research has gone into showing that they are the best and most effective for helping save the lives of the greatest number of people.

    This is my first charity fundraiser, and while it is based on the principles of Effective Altruism, the personal element that I've added is that I will be giving up alcohol for fifty days. (And if you know me, you'll know that this will be difficult). If you would like to know a more about my reasons for doing this then please read my blog here:

    https://unclespinnydervish.com/2016/09/26/effective-altruism-going-sober-for-charity/

    So that is my goal. I want to raise enough money to help the greatest number of people using reason instead of passion. If you have been convinced that my cause is noble, and would be willing to donate an amount of money you think would be appropriate -say, the price of a pint of beer!- it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

    If you would like to keep track of my sober adventures then follow me on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/fifty_days_sober/

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    87

    • deirdre whelan

      deirdre whelan

      Dec 19, 2016

      £20.00

    • Isla Rose

      Isla Rose

      Dec 19, 2016

      I know I've missed a few, well done dude!

      £15.00

    • Roisin Kehoe

      Roisin Kehoe

      Dec 19, 2016

      £20.00

    • Niambh MacDonnell

      Niambh MacDonnell

      Dec 19, 2016

      Robert - sorry only getting around to this now!!! Niambh x

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 8, 2016

      "Bring 'em back!"

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 8, 2016

      "Bring 'Em back!"

      £20.00

    • Mark

      Mark

      Dec 5, 2016

      I can't stand by and let my good friend fall to sobriety

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    Robert Edge

    Robert Edge

    Stratford, London

    My name is Robert. I'm 29 years old and from Dublin. Since living in London I have become very interested in the Effective Altruism movement. The idea behind it is that you use reason and evidence to save the greatest number of people possible. So that's my goal.

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