This campaign closed on Oct 24, 2016 Mike Ng brought clean water to Darey Dan Mahaman Community and 1 other project.

Mike Ng

Mike's 36th Birthday Wish

Mike Ng

Mike's 36th Birthday Wish

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This campaign brought clean water to Darey Dan Mahaman Community, Niger and 1 other project.

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$468

This campaign closed on Oct 24, 2016 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
Nicky$60
Daniel Reese$40
Abby O'Halloran$36
Jen Pang$36
Anne Williams$36

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.

This campaign brought clean water to Darey Dan Mahaman Community, Niger and 1 other project.

So on the 24th October 2016 I will be 36 years old. Not a particularly special number at all and just another birthday. In years gone by I have celebrated by having a fair few drinks, meals and been lucky enough to receive presents from generous friends and family. I feel blessed when that happens and it’s wonderful to know that I have people around me that care enough to enjoy the moment with me.

But this year I would prefer to keep it low-key and would like to ask you to celebrate with me by making a contribution to charity:water (instead of buying me a gift).

They're a charity focused on one simple thing - CLEAN WATER.

My aim is to reach a total of £360 ($468). This will give 15 people access to clean water - That's worth having a party about!

I’m unbelievably LUCKY that I live in an environment where I can enjoy home comforts and small luxuries and I get to see my children grow up with plenty of opportunity around them. Yet in contrast, there is an equally UNLUCKY set of people who don’t even have their basic needs met. And no matter how hard they try they don't have the resources to change their situation.

There is no difference between me or them - I was just born in to a luckier set of circumstances. For that I’m truly grateful.

There are are a ton of great resources on here, videos, articles and stats which will tell you WHY clean water is important.

So if you make a donation, 100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

YOU'RE ALSO GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE MY OWN CHILDREN ON WHY I WOULD RATHER PASS ON GIFTS TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED. TO ME THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST PRESENTS I COULD HAVE.

Please donate to my campaign and make my 36th birthday memorable, not for the presents but the difference it will make in the world!

Thank you so much!

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Updates and Comments

  • Mike Ng
    Mike Ng over 1 year ago

    Thank you to all those who made donations to my 36th Birthday back in 2016. I just got this email back from Charity:Water!

    "Our local partner, World Vision Niger, is actively building covered wells that stop dust from entering the water source and mechanized pipe systems that bring the water closer to villages. They’ve already drilled five new wells with covers, rehabilitated 20 nonfunctioning wells, and constructed three piped systems.

    Women are already walking less to bring safe drinking water to their families, and we’re just getting started! We’re so grateful to have you on our side. Thank you for your support and generosity. As soon as projects are complete, they'll collect GPS coordinates, photos, and other details about each community to show you the impact you’ve made in Niger."

  • N
    Nicky donated $60 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday! Xx

  • R
    Raffa-Wards donated $35 - over 2 years ago

    Happy bday mate, good luck hitting your target!

  • S
    Stephen Gillespie donated $10 - over 2 years ago

    Joyous day Mike

  • E
    Ellis donated $25 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Mike. Making a small difference 👍🏻

  • L
    Lee Deakin donated $10 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike.

  • C
    Colin Newall donated $10 - over 2 years ago

    Birthday! Birthday! Birthday!

  • A
    Alison, David & kids donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Mike!

  • A
    Anne Williams donated $36 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike

  • Kristen Vega
    Kristen donated $10 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy early birthday!

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.