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Church group dance in Malawi

camera icon Esther Saizi and the village saving and loans group dancing - Adam Haggerty / Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week

Welcome to the Big Pea Challenge

Your moment to inspire your community this Christian Aid Week! 

Welcome to the Big Pea challenge – a fun and interactive way for your church and community to come together to raise funds this Christian Aid Week 2023!

This Christian Aid Week, we celebrate how our partners in Malawi are helping farmers transform their livelihoods using the humble but mighty pigeon pea: a drought-resistant, soil-revitalising, high-protein, low-cost, delicious crop. Inspired by the transformational pigeon pea, The Big Pea Challenge invites you to hold your own pea-themed fundraiser this May.

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Supporters in Northern Ireland

Supporters in Republic of Ireland

Big Pea fundraising ideas

Handful of pigeon peas

Big Pea Challenge Fundraising ideas

Whether you’re a gardener, a cook, or just up for a bit of fun, read on for ideas and resources to plan your fundraising challenge.

Downloadable resources

Ballytrim Pantry Macaroni Peas Recipe

Inspired by the transformational pigeon pea, Ballytrim Pantry’s Mollie Cunningham is supporting CAW2023 with her exclusive ap-pea-tising recipe!

Big Pea Crafting Challenge

Join the Big Pea Crafting Challenge.

Big Pea Crochet Challenge

Take part in your own Big Pea Crochet Challenge.

Origin Farm Pea Soup Recipe

Inspired by the transformational pigeon pea, Origin Community Farm in county Antrim is supporting CAW2023 with an exclusive pea soup recipe!