A new chapter for the Brighton chapter

You may remember that at the beginning of 2015 I started up Effective Altruism Brighton to find like minded people in Brighton who want to do the most good they can.  I thought that together we would be able to accomplish more, sharing experiences and providing motivation.

Well I think we’ve done just that.

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Tell all your friends!

This year I finally took the Giving What We Can pledge and now donate 10% of my income to the most effective charities. It’s been a really rewarding experience, and I have got to know a fantastic community of like-minded people in the process. I join 1100 other people who donate 10% or more of their income with Giving What We Can. Together we’ve pledged $434 million to some of the best charities out there. What could be more incredible than that?

How about 2200 members? $868 million pledged?

Giving What We Can doubled their membership in 2014 and broke 1000 members this year. They are planning to double our members and thus our impact.

We can help.

We can grow the membership, we can increase the funds raised, we can spread the word.

We can be advocates.

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Experience Poverty 2015 Begins

Today is the day Effective Altruism Brighton, myself included, starts their five days of Experience Poverty where we live on £1.50 a day to raise money for the Deworm the World Initiative (I’ll be posting more about them later in the week).

You can read about why we’ve taken up this challenge in this recent blog post.

Ethically Bankrupt blogger Coralie (AKA ElSkief) finished her week of Experience Poverty yesterday and we’ll both be sharing our experiences with you early next week.

This week Barry, one of the Effective Altruism Brighton members and I will each be sharing short daily updates of how we get on.

Keep up with Barry’s updates here and mine here.


Please donate

Stay tuned for our daily struggles and some fun pictures and please do make it all worth it by donating.

Donating £3.33 provides a year’s treatment for 10 people.


Wish us luck!