WasteAid fundraising update

What we achieved together supporting WasteAid in 2021.
WRITTEN BY
Daniel Taylor
22/04/2022
2 min

Great news, team Zumo just passed the £25,000 fundraising milestone 🙂

Ever since we were founded, we’ve been proud to support the valuable work of WasteAid - a young, dynamic and independent charity that works with local communities to implement waste management and recycling programmes in some of the world’s poorest places.

And now, thanks to our colleagues, supporters and everyone who has contributed to this fantastic cause, Zumo has raised more than £25,000 of funding that will go straight to WasteAid’s work to improve livelihoods, promote circular economy innovation, make communities more resilient to climate change and contribute to a cleaner and healthier future for all.

Following a very successful Team Zumo fundraising walk towards the end of last year, and some committed personal fundraising from individual members of the team, here’s a taster of what your money helped to achieve in 2021.

WasteAid successfully:

  • Developed new programmes in The Gambia, Cameroon, South Africa and Egypt;
  • Attended COP26, and managed to get waste management as a climate issue on the official agenda;
  • Developed a climate hub, still going strong on the WasteAid website; and
  • Deepened WasteAid’s interventions in the communities in which it already works.

Via Zumo, your support has provided vital waste solutions in areas that previously had none, as well as supporting education and training for many more. Waste is kept ‘in the loop’, which promotes a more circular economy, creates jobs and employment opportunities for often marginalised groups, halts harmful emissions and poor living conditions caused by the open burning of waste, and stops plastic from reaching our oceans.

And of course, we’re not stopping there! Following on from a successful fundraising year, the launch of our net zero strategy and ongoing work to decarbonise the crypto sector, we can’t wait to see how much more we can achieve in 2022, and do watch this space for further announcements of plans and projects for the rest of the year. 

If you’d like to show your support, remember you can do so at any time by visiting the Zumo donation page here.

And here’s to the continuation of the Zumo x WasteAid partnership in 2022.