Birthday fundraiser!

We all like to blow candles out on our birthday, you could turn these candles into solar lights!

Donate your birthday to help us end the darkness.

600 million people in Africa alone have no access to electricity. Without electricity, families have no clean source of light, leaving millions to rely on dangerous alternatives like candles.

With your support, they could have solar light instead. 

Each solar light costs just £4. If you turned each candle that you blow out into a solar light, this could make a huge difference to many people. Over three years, just one light would save a family £159 they would otherwise spend on candles when darkness falls.

Helpful tips

Fundraising for SolarAid is a memorable way to mark your birthday and support our work!

Below are some tips to help get people to give when the time comes:

  • Ask all of your lovely friends to donate in celebration!
  • We always suggest creating a target so that your donors feel like they are contributing towards something.
  • Get a few close friends to start you off now. This will make other people directed to your page more confident about giving to you. 
  • To really make your fundraising a success, it’s a great idea to promote your efforts to as many people as possible. Tell everyone you know and share it on social media. We want to help too, so make sure you mention us in your posts! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as @SolarAid. 
  • You could also make a day of it and plan your birthday that doubles as a fundraising event! Everyone loves a party – it’s a great way to have fun, celebrate and raise vital funds and awareness for SolarAid. 

Thanks so much once again for choosing to support SolarAid – we can’t wait to celebrate your birthday with you!

No Facebook? You can still celebrate with us! Just fill in the below form and create a JustGiving page. 

Pledge your birthday to SolarAid

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Shall we remind you to set up your campaign 2 weeks before your birthday?
    Be the first to hear news about the use of solar power around the world, inspiring stories of solar power changing lives, and opportunities to get involved or contribute if you wish.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.