Cards, Paintings & other ways to help us

Sarah’s blog 09/10/23

We are really fortunate to have Christine Cresswell as one of our trustees. Christine is a talented artist and donates the proceeds of her artwork to our charity to help fund the projects we support in Malawi. I will do another separate post with a selection of paintings soon.

As well as being a talented artist, Christine is also my mum. We have had cards printed from some of her beautiful paintings. I have spent a couple of hours at mum and dad’s dining table today. Dad was tasked with counting cards, mum was counting envelopes and I was putting the two together in cellophane bags.

These cards are blank inside so are suitable for any occasion, or a pack could be given as a gift. They are a bargain at £5 per pack of 8 cards (same design) plus p& p of £2.50 per pack. (I can check postage rates for multiple purchases).

My parents also, very generously, paid for the printing of these cards, so every penny from the sale of each pack will be going towards the projects we help to support. if you would like to order some cards.

If you prefer to send e-cards then click on this link to support us

You can also raise funds for us every time you shop online by going through the Easy Fundraising site

Or why not host a fundraising event for us or take part in a sponsored activity? As we are volunteers, 100% of donations go to our projects.

Thanks for reading and supporting Changing Lives Malawi, Sarah x

Win a Painting! Let’s build a school!

For just £5 you can be in with a chance of winning this beautiful original painting by artist Christine Cresswell of ‘The Beach at Arisaig’

Sarah’s blog 23/06/23

We are raising funds to build classroom 3 at Bright Futures Secondary School by September for the next intake of students. The link to our fundraiser is

One of our trustees (and my mum) Christine Cresswell is a talented artist who uses her skills to help raise money for the benefit of the orphans in Malawi. She has gifted this beautiful original painting of ‘The Beach at Arisaig’ to auction to raise funds towards the new classroom at Bright Futures Secondary School. The painting is 10″ x 12″ and is in a white frame making the dimensions 12″ x 14″.

If you’d like to be the proud owner of this stunning original painting then for just £5 you can be in with a chance to win. We are limiting it to 40 entries, so you have a 1 in 40 chance of winning! The bank details are: Bank of Scotland, Changing Lives Malawi, Sort Code 80-22-60, Account Number 21081462 . Put your name as the reference please. We will put numbers against all the names and use a random generator to choose the winning number.

Thanks for supporting us to build a school for the most vulnerable young people in rural northern Malawi. They deserve an education and to have chances and choices. Thanks, Sarah x

‘The Beach at Arisaig’ by Christine Cresswell Artist

Christine’s Art for Malawi

Sarah’s blog 21/1o/21

One of our trustees, Christine Cresswell, has been busy making beautiful paintings. She is donating all proceeds to our charity to support The William Stewart Foundation. These paintings can be found on her facebook page @christineartformalawi or by clicking the link on our website page Fundraising – Get Involved.

I’ve uploaded some of the lovely artwork and have some more to do tomorrow. Her selection of cards will be added over the next few days.

These paintings are an excellent price for original paintings so grab yourself a bargain and start your Christmas shopping for unique gifts that have a feel good factor as you know all the money is going to a very worthwhile cause. Christine has such talent and we are very fortunate that she is donating all proceeds to our charity. She sold a few paintings at a recent fundraising event at which we raised an amazing £1,000 in total. I hope you enjoy looking through the paintings that I’ve uploaded so far and check back again for more gorgeous paintings and cards. Christmas shopping couldn’t be easier from the comfort of your home and knowing no one else will be purchasing the same gift!

There will be news of other ways you can support our charity this Christmas coming very soon. So as they say ‘watch this space’. thanks for reading, Sarah x