MWA is one of Cambridge’s biggest student charity movements that combines a positive philosophy for effective giving with celebration.
We believe that celebrating the impact of thoughtful giving can enrich your experience of May Week, the time at the end of the year when festivities mark the post exam freedom.
Last year we raised more than £100,000 for the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF - independently rated as one of the world's most effective charities), helping protect over 120,000 people from malaria. More than 400 students from across Cambridge donated, and joined the fast growing MWA community. Coronavirus couldn’t stop us celebrating our collective impact as we put on a week of virtual events culminating in the May Week Mega Event - a live stream by Cambridge, for Cambridge.
We invite students to donate an amount significant to them to charity and every donation is doubled through match-funding. We then put on a Summer Party with food, drink and entertainment during May Week where everyone who’s joined MWA that year can come together to celebrate the impact of their donations as well as the end of exams. The idea is that by bringing together celebration and giving, we can change the way students think about charity in the long-term and use our May Week celebrations to have an amazing impact and a wonderful time in the process.
If you want to find out more about MWA, and how you can get involved in the amazing community, give our Facebook page or Instagram a like or check out our website.