Support our work your own way
Richard Barnes, Excellent supporter, with Cornelius Kato, Africa Sand Dam Foundation's Field Manager.
Fundraising to support Excellent Development's work is a rewarding and fun way to make a difference to the lives of rural communities in drylands. You can use the funds to really get involved by going to Kenya to help build a sand dam yourself, or you can make an invaluable gift that will transform lives.
What you can do
There are hundreds of sponsored events or challenges that you could organise to raise funds for Excellent. Just pick something you enjoy doing and get creative. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Run, walk, swim or cycle
Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or enjoy a more leisurely walk, there’s something for you. You can find running, walking and swimming events all over the country. How about organising your own event to transverse the distance most Kenyan women travel every day to collect water? If you’re feeling ambitious you could even try it with a 20Kg load on your back to represent the weight of water carried by Kenyan women and children every day.
Be a daredevil
Always fancied yourself something of a daredevil? Now’s your chance! Parachute ot bungee jump for Excellent. The sky’s the limit!
Why not double your impact? Organise a community litter pick, street clean or garden project and raise money for Excellent while improving your own environment.
Throw a party
Love cooking, cocktails or baking? Invite your friends round for an Excellent themed party and raise money for a great cause.
Do you have a special skill? Are you a champion skateboarder, juggler, or singer? Set yourself the ultimate endurance challenge, a new personal best, or just show off to your friends. Be a star and raise money for Excellent.
How to get started
Once you have decided on the challenge or event for you, the easiest way to start raising money is to set up a JustGiving page. You can then send the link to your family, friends and colleagues and ask them to support you on-line. Easy.
Let’s face it, you shouldn’t be supporting Excellent because I’m working hard in my running and singing. Support Excellent because they’re doing really good work.
Jason Harrison, Excellent fundraiser