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Hey there, everyone,

First of all - Happy Easter!

Sorry we have been quiet on the blog front. We are only a small website managed by a couple of flat-out people around our normal day jobs so it's not always easy keeping everything as up to date as we'd like.

As well as this website we have to manage four social media accounts too - Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!

We haven't been doing nothing, though! In fact instead of writing blogs (where we normally aim to produce at least one per week), we have been updating some of our animal adoption pages to some beautiful new image-led responsive templates.

We spoke about how important it is for charities to have responsive websites in some earlier blog posts.

So far we've rolled our new adopt a penguin pages and new snow leopard adoption pages.

We would love to know what you think of them so do contact us and let us know your thoughts.

Easter update

You probably can't miss the fact that it's Easter time again and commercial organisations will be marketing hard to you for commercial gain.

As ever, we would prefer you sent some of the energy to charities while having the rest of your usual Easter fun.

Christian Aid recently got in touch with us about two ways they are raising funds this Easter

Nets Now

This is a fundraising campaign from the charity that aims to cut down on the amount of malaria cases that stroke more than 200 millions people each year. It's shocking to hear this results in a million deaths out of that overall massive number.

For everyone one out of five children who die in Africa, Malaria is the cause. This equates to one child dying from malaria per minute. It's hard to imagine isn't it?

How do Christian Aid control the spread of malaria?

One way is by using special mosquito nets that are treated with chemicals. And this is the crux of the fundraising appeal, hence the name, 'Nets Now'

It only costs £3 to provide a child in Africa with one of these nets that could save their lives. Hopefully you will consider supporting them with this very small donation request.

Go here to learn more about Nets Now >>

Special South Sudan Easter Appeal

If you would prefer to support Christian Aid in another way then they are also running an appeal to help people in South Sudan who have been forced to leave their homes due to conflict.

Because of the displacement it increases the chance of diseases like cholera and malaria spreading during what is also the rainy season in the region. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to picking up these, potentially fatal, ailments.

You can support this appeal with a donation that will be used to purchase sheets of plastic for shelter, containers for water and things to cook with.

Learn more about the South Sudan appeal

Tax exempt status of registered charities and online security

All of the charities listed on this website are registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom. Like any business, charities have to submit Tax Returns to HM Revenue and Customs, but all donations are declared and the charities do not have to pay tax on them. This means all your donation to charity will help to further their vision and goals.

Registered charity numbers

Each charity's registered number can be seen prominently displayed on the bottom of their respective pages on this site and underneath their logos.

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