Events

10-Year Anniversary Dinner

Our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner took place on 30th March 2019 at St Mary’s Stadium. This was the fourth fundraising dinner in aid of African Adventures Foundation, but this one felt just a little different from the rest; it carried extra meaning as it was also to celebrate 10 years since African Adventures began.

The night was a great success, with nearly £10,000 raised for African Adventures Foundation, and we would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the dinner. We are delighted to share further details of the grants given to our partner projects in Africa as a result of your generous donations.

  • Dedzidi School has received a grant to cover the construction cost of one classroom in the school’s new two-storey block, bringing the total number of new classrooms at the school to six. Class sizes have already reduced from 50 children down to 40, and it is hoped that overcrowding will be further reduced when the block is finished.
  • Jubilee Academy has received a grant to renovate the school’s toilet block, with the remaining money being used to purchase three new desks and 15 new chairs.
  • At The Walk Centre, a portion of the funds will be used to provide 53 new school uniforms to children in the current primary class.
  • Ungana Academy has received a grant to complete the construction of a classroom with new doors, windows, and roofing.
  • At Mama Kerry School, electricity and a new water tank have been installed. The rest of the money has covered the cost of the school’s feeding programme for one week.
  • At Bygrace School, new stationery, chairs, and desks have been purchased, with the remaining money going towards the school’s feeding programme.
  • At West End Destiny Academy, new windows and doors have been installed in five classrooms, and new roofs, made from transparent sheets, have been installed to improve lighting.
  • Kijito Upele School has received a grant to transform a classroom into a library, with new shelves, fresh paint, and a security gate.
  • A grant has been given to Fuoni School to finish the construction of the new school hall.
  • At Kinuni School, a portion of the funds has been used to construct a perimeter wall around the school site.

Fundraise For Us

School Fundraising

Why not fundraise for African Adventures Foundation with your school? There are many popular fundraisers that are easy to organise and are great for large groups, such as quiz nights, cake sales, sponsored sport events and school fetes. Chichester College has been an incredible supporter of African Adventures Foundation over the years, and has teamed up with us to help raise thousands of pounds for our community projects, including helping to fund a new library at Prisons Primary School in Kenya.

Individual Fundraising

Set yourself a personal challenge and raise funds for African Adventures Foundation. You can do this either by organising your own event or by taking on an active challenge organised by someone else. Our supporters have completed marathons in Bath, Southampton, London, and Madrid, pounding the pavements to raise vital funds for the Foundation and our partner projects. Or why not take the plunge with an adrenaline-filled skydive, jumping out of a plane at 1,500 feet in the name of charity?

Corporate Sponsorship

Choose African Adventures Foundation as your ‘Charity of the Year’ and help make a huge difference in underprivileged communities in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar. You will be partnered with a project that complements your charitable goals, and will receive an impact report to demonstrate how your organisation is making a difference. In return, you will receive access to fundraising and challenge events, a bespoke fundraising plan, and positive publicity and recognition of your support.

Fundraising TImeline

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2019

Our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner took place on Saturday 30th March at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. The night was attended by a very special guest in the form of Fred Egesa, our In-Country Co-ordinator for Kenya, and featured live African drumming, a three-course meal, an African-themed raffle, a DJ, and a luxury auction. The night was a great success, with nearly £10,000 raised for African Adventures Foundation.

2018

2018

2018 – Our second Mount Kenya climb took place in February, and our brave hikers raised a fantastic £3,020 for African Adventures Foundation. This year, we decided to take a break from our annual fundraising dinner in order to focus our efforts on our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner in 2019.

In December, we launched our Give a Gift This Christmas appeal, which raised £1,500 for our partner projects.

In the five years between 2013, when it was founded, and 2018, African Adventures Foundation raised £435,047 and gave 412 grants to our partner projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.

2017

2017

A total of £116,000 was raised this year. Our skydivers raised £10,853 for our Big Build Kenya campaign, while the African Adventures UK team raised over £1,000 by completing the ABP Southampton 10k. Our 1920s-themed fundraising dinner at St Mary’s Stadium raised almost £7,000; a great achievement albeit a decrease on the amount raised in previous years. In August, our Big Bike Ride team raised a brilliant £11,000 for the Big Build Kenya campaign by cycling 1,200 km from Nakuru in Kenya to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

2016

2016

2016 was a busy and successful year for the Foundation. The fundraising dinner was held at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton and raised a brilliant £12,000. Our first Mount Kenya charity challenge saw our intrepid explorers raise an amazing £8,500. A group thrill-seeking supporters skydived for the Foundation, raising just over £3,000, while our marathon runners pounded the pavements to add another £3,000. Our third Christmas Meal Appeal raised almost £3,000, and an additional £40,000 was generated for our Big Build Kenya appeal through various other daring and exciting fundraisers, taking the total for the year to £102,467.99.

2015

2015

In April, the Foundation held its inaugural fundraising dinner at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, raising over £10,000. The Christmas Meal Appeal raised an additional £4,000. In total, this year, the Foundation raised a total of £60,000, and provided 100 grants to projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.

2014

2014

Our first Christmas Meal Appeal raised £2,400, enabling each child at our partner projects to enjoy a festive meal and party. An additional 98 grants were given to enable the development of these projects. In its first year, African Adventures Foundation raised a fantastic £65,000, through business donations, volunteer group donations, regular donors, and donations from African Adventures.

2013

2013

African Adventures Foundation was founded to provide additional support to the community projects African Adventures is partnered with, in developing areas of Ghana and Kenya. With African Adventures focused on providing volunteer support to allow the projects’ development, African Adventures Foundation was to supply the financial means to expedite the development, through donations and grants. African Adventures pledged to cover any costs involved in the running of the charity, meaning that 100% of all donations can be used where they are needed the most – at our partner projects in Africa.