The downturn in cartridge donations currently will make a big dent in the contribution for the next few months. If you can help us in any way it would be much appreciated — sending us your cartridges or helping spread the word to others who might be able to.
All of our services are operating normally (with social distancing practices).
Freepost address: Post Offices are still open and accepting parcels. Please remember to pay attention to maximum numbers of customers at a time, and to stay 2m apart from other customers.
Hermes Drop-Offs: most drop-off convenience stores are still open, but please call ahead if you are making a special trip. Please remember to pay attention to maximum numbers of customers at a time, and to stay 2m apart from other customers.
Collections: couriers will knock on your door, step back and wait for you to answer and place the item to be collected down, before stepping back yourself and waiting for the courier to collect the item. Signatures on collection will not be required.
If you are able to send us cartridges currently — whether from your home or your office — we will fully cover our own costs while the crisis is ongoing, which will increase the value to the Against Malaria Foundation by about 33%
If you're not eligible for this service, please get in touch as we can recommend alternatives.
If you're not currently able to send items, or don't have eligible items, you can help us by spreading the message about our services to colleagues and friends who may be able to help.
Our advertising budget is minimal so that we can pass on as much benefit to the Against Malaria Foundation as possible from your items, so your help in getting to the right people would be much appreciated.
The nature of their work will change due to obstacles in the countries in which they distribute anti-malaria nets, but as getting malaria weakens the immune system, it means COVID-19 will become much more dangerous in these sub-tropical areas, and preventing it is more important than ever.
The impact on malaria-related deaths because of COVID-19 is likely to be very high: the WHO estimate that without normal anti-malaria interventions there could be an extra 769,000 deaths from malaria complications this year.
Best wishes in this troubling time,
Anna, Cielo & Fergus @ Cartridges4Charity