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MALAWI FOOD CRISIS/FLOODING UPDATE

“The pockets of flooding across Malawi have been affecting thousands of Malawi’s poorest. Some areas are directly where our Links’ partners are working or involved within. The Malawian army, particularly in Lilongwe, has done an amazing job of rescuing many of trapped individuals among the storms. Sadly, there have been still been some fatalities. This week as I passed one of the main rivers to a partners meeting in Lilongwe I saw crowd watching a body being put into a coffin as the flood waters receded and revealed the fate of a missing person. In one of area of the capital 500 residents are currently displaced due to the high waters.” ~ Partner in Malawi

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PRAYER:

+ God’s comfort for families either dealing with the loss of loved ones or displacement from their homes;
+ Our partners or local churches and organisations as they assess the needs of the people affected by the floods;
+ Long-term solutions are put into place to prevent repeats of this crisis in the future;
+ Rains continue but not in such concentrated deluges for the remainder of the wet season.

Please pray with us, and donate below today!

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“People in need of humanitarian assistance have increased by more than one million to 13.6 million, mainly due to the situation worsening in Madagascar, Malawi, and Zimbabwe”

(UNICEF Dec 2016)

In 2016 we appealed for donations to help ease the problems of extreme food shortages amongst communities with whom we work across Malawi. Those problems have returned the result of floods, drought, lack of irrigation, and other factors.

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Last year this lady queued all day for grain, but there was none to buy. In the first months of 2017, that will happen again to thousands more like her.

Can you help?

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For other options please see below.

If you would like to donate to any of our disaster relief appeals below, you can make a payment in the usual ways:

You can send a cheque to the Links office or make a BACS or online transfer (please contact us to give us details of BACS or online transfers and where you would like your donation directed). If you would like to make a payment by debit card, you can do so by clicking on the button below.

Please consider filling out our Giftaid form so that we can claim an additional 25% from the Government.

Thank you for responding to our appeal.

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We’ve signed up to a few easy ways to give – and some of them, like easyfundraising and My very own print won’t cost you a penny!

Thank you again for your support.

We often don’t like to talk about what might happen after we’re gone, but did you know, that if you don’t have a will and have no surviving relatives, the government could end up being the main beneficiary of your estate?

We would love you to consider making a legacy to Links International in your will, where we can invest in other people’s futures on your behalf.

By making charitable donations, you can reduce your taxable estate whilst ensuring that your hard-earned money can change lives after your death. In addition, donations made to charity are excluded from your estate.

The thought of setting up a will can be quite daunting, but we can make it easy for you! We have a confidential, free Will-Writing Service with a suitably qualified solicitor.

Please contact us at the Links office and we will introduce you to a solicitor if you do not already have one. You can then discuss your wishes and the solicitor will draft you a new will that will reflect your legacy to Links and any other provisions you would like to make. When you are happy with the draft, the new will is produced and the cost is borne by us. It’s that simple!

By making a legacy to Links, you will help to ensure the long-term funding of the charity. This will enable us to pursue many more projects. Money goes a long way in the developing world: as an example, it costs from just £100 to set up a smallbusiness in Africa.

You can also make the most of our free Inheritance Tax Planning service. We have qualified Independent Financial Advisers available who are able to look at your individual circumstances and suggest ways of mitigating Inheritance Tax. This is an optional service but we would strongly recommend that you have your affairs looked after by professionals.

Can I see how my money might be spent?

Of course! We regularly take teams out to India, Asia and Africa to train and monitor the progress of our projects. You are very welcome to join us on one of these trips to see how we work. If you have specific skills, it may be possible to utilise these whilst abroad. You would need to set aside around £1,000 to cover your airfare and spending money, but Links would take care of all the arrangements. Please do contact us if you would like to find out more about these exciting opportunities.

What projects are we involved in?

We currently support micro-enterprise development, community healthcare, creative and safe water projects as well as bible based marriage courses through our partnerships.

What should I do next?

If you would like to find out more about helping Links with a legacy or tax-free donation, please contact former Links Trustee Laurie Mellor at The Mellor Practice on 01903 882007.

If you prefer, please complete our contact form or write to:

Links International, PO Box 198, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3UQ.

 

My very own print is an online business that has been set up by Sam Hubbard.

Sam has very kindly agreed to make a donation from the sale of every print to Links. Please click here to see his online gallery.

If you would like to help make our work possible through a financial gift, please see below for the different ways you can do so. As a general rule, funds received into our Trust account are used for our central costs. This includes the running of the office, overseas travel to deliver our training and meet with partners, the costs of our small and dedicated staff team and so on. If you would like to specify how your donation is spent, please make sure you tell us.

Thank you for thinking of us. We really do appreciate your support.

Standing Orders

All gifts are hugely appreciated, but regular gifts enable us to plan ahead. If you would like to make regular payments by standing order to our work please download our Gift Form by clicking on this link  Gift Form

Please note – you will need to print the form, complete it by hand and return it to us by post. When you print it you will see there are TWO pages. BOTH of these need to be completed if you wish to claim Gift Aid on your donations and are eligible to do so as a qualifying UK tax payer. Gift Aid is a very valuable addition to the funds we receive as it adds 25% to every gift.

 

 

 

If you decide to make regular payments please advise us so that we are aware of your regular donations into the accounts. You can email by clicking on the following link: Email Links

One-off donations

These can be made in several ways.

1. By paying directly into our Trust account. The details are as follows:

Account name: Links International Trust account

Account number: 01929224

Bank – Lloyds TSB

Sort Code 30-99-86

2. By cheque. Please send your cheque, along with your completed Gift Form, to:

Links International Trust, PO Box 198, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3UQ

3. By Paypal. Simply click on the button below and follow the instructions.




4. And even by Text!

Did you know you can make one-off payments of up to £10 to Links by text through JustTextGiving?

All you need to do is text LINK01 and the amount you would like to give (eg £5) to 70070.

Your text should look like this: LINK01 £5 and your donation will be added to your next mobile bill.

 

Once again, please consider Gift Aiding your donation. If you have previously completed a Gift Aid form on behalf of Links International this will happen automatically. If you haven’t, or are not sure, then please click on the following link –  Gift Form  You will need to print the form, complete it and post it back to us, with details of your gift.

 

Project Funding

If you wish to give towards particular Links projects, please CLICK HERE to go to the relevant area of our website.

If you wish to give to Links International projects this can be done in the following ways:

(If you make an online payment, please let us know if there is a specific project you would like to support so that we can make sure the project receives your funds.)

1. By paying directly into our Projects account. The details are as follows:

Account name: Links International Projects account

Account number: 00432695

Bank – Lloyds/TSB

Sort Code 30-99-86

 

2. By cheque. Please send your cheque, along with your completed Gift Form, to:

Links International Trust, PO Box 198, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3UQ

 

3. Donate via PayPal Simply click on the button below and follow the instructions. If you wish the donation to go to an particular project or type of project you can tell us on the final checkout page on Paypal. Simply open up the text box by clicking on the link labelled ‘Details of any specific project area’ and type in your instructions.





Once again, please consider Gift Aiding your donation. If you have previously completed a Gift Aid form on behalf of Links International this will happen automatically. If you haven’t, or are not sure, then please click on the following link –  Gift Form  You will need to print the form, complete it and post it back to us, with details of your gift.If you decide to make regular payments you can do so by using our Gift Form – download it by using this link Gift Form Print it, complete it and send it by post to our office address above.

 

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Did you know you can make one-off payments of up to £10 to Links by text through JustTextGiving?

All you need to do is text LINK01 and the amount you would like to give (eg £5) to 70070.

Your text should look like this: LINK01 £5 and your donation will be added to your next mobile bill.

Did you know you can shop online at your favourite stores and help Links International save lives and transform communities. It’s easy and won’t cost you a penny!

All you have to do is:

1. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/linksinternational

2. Click to support Links International
3. Register
4. Start shopping!

You can choose from over 2,000 of the UK’s best known retailers and up to 15% from every purchase will be donated to Links.
So, for example, if you spend £50 with Amazon, they will give us £1.25, or if you shop at M&S online, they’ll direct 5p from every £1 spent. You can even raise money for us by renewing your car insurance or booking a holiday!

The beauty is, it doesn’t cost you a penny extra, but it can help save lives!

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