$1,563 Raised
52% of $3,000
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 46 people will receive water thanks to...
Pamela Illidge$300.00
Amanda Lukac$50.00
Rona Macniven$75.00
Helen Murphy$70.28
Karen Giffin $34.00
Steven Frisken$140.25
Leanne Perry$70.28
Andrew Harris$50.00
Rick J Owens$70.28
Rebecca Partridge$68.00
Ken Owens$68.00
Skye Cumming$100.00
Patrick Hart$50.00
Andre Schippers$70.28

When I was organising my 50th birthday celebrations, I felt a great sense of gratitude for my life - what I have experienced and the people I have had the pleasure of sharing it with. I also had a nagging sense of unease. An awful lot of expense and kerfuffle for one person!

I realised there was a solution - make it about something bigger than me.

I had read about The Water Project and loved the simplicity of the idea - that everyone deserves access to clean water. So far from first world problems. Too many people suffer needlessly - children walking miles to fetch water, people getting sick and even dying from drinking dirty water.

Therefore, you are invited to help turn my 50th birthday into a much bigger, community and global celebration by donating to The Water Project. The money raised by our little community will be used to partner with a community in Africa to provide a fresh water solution. We will be allocated a community to help and we can watch our water project unfold together, allowing us to connect in a way that has somewhat been lost in the western world. Please feel free to invite others to participate.

Click here to view water projects currently being funded

I look forward to this ongoing connection, watching our water project unfold and making a difference with you.

In peace, love and gratitude,


Pamela Illidge
Donated $300.00 on 04/22/19
Thanks everyone! From Bill, Rita and I :-)
Donated $140.25 on 03/17/19
Great idea Pam!
Helen Murphy
Donated $70.28 on 03/16/19
Great night Pam and good cause too
Karen Giffin
Donated $34.00 on 03/15/19
Happy Birthday Pam xx
Steven Frisken
Donated $140.25 on 03/15/19
Pam Illidge 50th donation from Steve and Gina Frisken
Leanne Perry
Donated $70.28 on 03/15/19
Such a wonderful gift for so many... Happy Birthday Pam x
Rick J Owens
Donated $70.28 on 03/14/19
Happy birthday pam - Rick and Kathy
Rebecca Partridge
Donated $68.00 on 03/13/19
A very happy birthday - From Dave and Rebecca x
Ken Owens
Donated $68.00 on 03/12/19
Ken Owens
Skye Cumming
Donated $100.00 on 03/11/19
Happy 50th Birthday from Skye & Tony xx
Patrick Hart
Donated $50.00 on 03/10/19
Best wishes for a very happy birthday, Pam
Andre Schippers
Donated $70.28 on 02/18/19
Happy fiftieth Pamski, great charity.
Donated $136.00 on 01/28/19
So happy to be able to help a family have a clean supply of water

The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

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How this works

Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!