Here, you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions; but if you get stuck, or can’t find what you’re looking for, you can contact us here: Talk to us - Christian Aid
What can I do for the challenge?
Our challenge is all about fun! Browse our fundraising ideas and resources to help spark your imagination. Think about the people you know who might get involved, and pick the challenge that will work best for your community. There are additional resources including a brand-new quiz paper with a pea-themed round, a recipe book packed with pigeon pea recipes, and additional activities for groups of all ages.
How do I create my page?
Click here to create your unique Pea Challenge page and start fundraising.
When should I run my challenge?
We hope that most people will be able to complete their fundraising challenge during Christian Aid Week (14–20 May), but our challenge is flexible. We know many supporters and churches might hold their events any time in May and beyond.
How can I organise and promote my event?
Visit our Fundraising Resources - Christian Aid page, where you can find tools and templates to help you on each step of your fundraising journey. From templates and social posts, to fundraising tips, banners and stickers – it’s all there!
Are there any health and safety guidelines to be aware of?
Depending on the type of event you’re planning, there are guidelines you’ll need to follow. We’ve put together a handy health and safety document to help. You can download it here: Keeping it legal and safe event guidelines - Christian Aid
How do I pay in the money I raise?
Money paid in to your Big Pea Challenge page will automatically be paid to us. If you need to pay in money another way, or need some help, you can find out how here: How to pay in your fundraising money - Christian Aid
How do I get coverage in local press?
Use our Big Pea Challenge press release on the Big Pea fundraising ideas page to tell your challenge story and help raise awareness about Christian Aid Week locally.
What's happened to Malawi after Tropical Cyclone Freddy?
The impact of recent Tropical cyclone Freddy in Malawi is severe. Floods have washed away crops such as maize, pigeon peas, beans, tobacco and sorghum during the critical growing season. Over 500,000 people have been displaced and hundreds lost their lives. There is an increased risk of malaria and cholera in the immediate aftermath, many schools are closed or in use as flood shelters. Christian Aid Week gifts have a major role to play in the aftermath of disasters such as this. Its' thanks to the generosity of our supporters and fundraisers that Christian Aid's Malawi team were able to respond immediately with humanitarian assistance. Food, hygiene interventions, Mosquito nets and financial support have been provided immediately to families impacted by the cyclone
What's happened to Esther after Tropical Cyclone Freddy?
Thankfully Esther was not affected by the storm but other parts of Balaka did receive heavy rainfall leading to flooding. Sadly other famers within the Nandolo Farmers Association have had crops washed away taking away their hopes for expected higher yields. Moving forwards, The Nandolo Farmer Association will help these farmers get their lives back on track. This includes focusing on winter crops like Maize, Beans and Potatoes to help households remain food secure. They will also support farmers find alternative income activities such as livestock farming.