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Make a Difference: Become a Friend of Sandblast

The concept of Friends of Sandblast is to build an international solidarity and support network for our projects. We believe creating a community around our work will ensure our awareness raising activities and Desert Voicebox early learning programme continue to grow in scope and impact.
There are many different ways to become a Friend of Sandblast:
  • Make a single donation
  • Monthly giving
  • Tribute giving
  • In-kind/Material donations
  • As a Friend, you will be acknowledged on our website and social media platforms and be invited to a dedicated Facebook & WhatsApp group for Friends of Sandblast. This private forum will encourage our friends to engage in discussions and network, as well as to share ideas and updates about our projects.
    Make a Donation
    Tribute Giving
    Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, we promise that the donation you make to Sandblast today will be used to help educate Saharawi refugee children living in the camps, and help us in our mission to raise awareness of Saharawi arts and culture
    more broadly.

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    When making a donation, please consider adding Gift Aid to your donation, which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, at no
    extra cost to you. Thank you for your generous support!

    Why Make a Monthly Donation

    Our main goal is to deliver long-term educational programmes that create lasting change for Saharawi refugee children living in the camps. When you set up a regular donation to Sandblast, you become part of that long-term work to improve the futures of these forgotten refugee children.

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    Where Your Money Goes

    We rely on the generous support of individuals and organisations to keep our projects running. We have exciting plans in the pipeline, but to carry on and meet our goals we are raising funds to:
  • Continue to pay talented local Saharawi musicians to teach the children
  • Provide more teaching and music resources
  • Launch a summer programme teaching English and other creative workshops
  • Continue covering accommodation for our volunteers during their time in the camps
  • Get all 4 teachers certified to teach in their subjects and qualified to train others
  • Respond to local demands to expand Desert Voicebox to other camps
  • Install solar panels to power the Desert Voicebox learning centre so that the programme is not interrupted by regular power cuts in Boujdour camp
  • Honour a lost loved one, recognise someone special on their birthday or anniversary, or celebrate the holidays by making a tribute gift in their name that will help Sandblast make a difference in the lives of Saharawi refugees.

    Make a donation in someone's name

    When making your donation, you can tell us the name of this special person and, if you'd like, you can tell us more about why you are donating.
    Donate In Memory

    Fundraise in memory

    Taking part in a challenge event, or organising your own virtual fundraising event, is a wonderful tribute and impactful way to remember someone special.

    There are lots of creative ways you can fundraise in their memory. Whether by donating your commute, organising a talk or film screening or completing a challenge – fundraising in memory can be a great way to raise vital funds for Saharawi refugees.

    "A journey does not consist of the
    path you take, but of what you bring
    back with you."

    Saharawi proverb
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