Mount Kenya Charity Challenge
Often overlooked in favour of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-tallest mountain. Kenya itself is named after the mountain (not the other way round) and for years now, endurance hikers and mountaineers have been heeding the mountain’s call and heading for its summit. This incredible fundraiser has allowed us to support the continued development of our partner projects, including helping to fund the construction of a brand new primary school at The Walk Centre in Kenya, which opened its doors to students in September 2017.
10-Year Anniversary Dinner
Our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner will take place on 30th March 2019 at St Mary’s Stadium. Our previous three dinners have helped raise crucial funds for the Foundation, allowing us to provide our partner projects with grants to support their development. Chaddy Mission School in Kenya, for example, has been able to construct a new hall, office and kitchen, and is now ranked as one of the top ten schools in the area. With our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner, we aim to support more projects with grants, enabling them to provide a better quality of education for their students.
Fundraise For Us
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.
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?
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.
Our second Mount Kenya climb took place in February, and our brave hikers raised a fantastic £3,020. We decided to take a year off from our fundraising dinner and focus our efforts on our 10-year anniversary dinner for 2019, which we hope will be our biggest and best yet!
Overall, African Adventures Foundation has raised a total of £435,047 over the past five years, and has given 412 grants to provide additional support to our partner projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar. Watch this space for more exciting fundraisers coming up.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.