Heart for Africa events
Join or support the Heart for Africa team at one of our events!
During November 2020, a team of 21 of Heart for Africa's supporters took on the Heart for Africa November Challenge to run/walk a team total of at least 1500 miles during the month! They were led by one of our trustees, Fiona Davies, who ran 1 mile on 1st Nov, 2 miles on 2nd Nov, up to 30 miles on 30th Nov, a total of 465 miles! Other team members set their own targets from 30 to 180 miles for the month, with Lucy Jones exceeding her 180 mile target to run 200 miles. The team absolutely smashed their target, running over 2100 miles in November and raising over £3000 for Heart for Africa! Massive thanks to all who ran and/or supported us, including the Cambrian Rugby boys who really got behind the challenge and raised around 20% of the total!
The success of this event has ensured that we can continue the commitments that we have made to supporting children's education in Tanzania throughout 2021, despite reductions in other event income due to the COVID pandemic.
Keep checking our website and Heart for Africa's Facebook page for news of Heart for Africa's upcoming activities!
Previous Heart For Africa Events
Our 3rd Africa Evening - November 2019
Over 60 people joined us and our travel partner Experience East Africa to celebrate the charity's achievements over the past year, watch videos of the February 2019 All-Star Trip to Tanzania and the April 2019 Kilimanjaro climb led by rugby legend Ian Gough, and hear about future trips to Tanzania! It looks like the 2021 All-Star Trip could be the biggest one yet!
Thank you to Rhondda Netball who organised their second charity tournament in June 2019! Teams from Treorchy Primary School, Dream Centre Wales, Sporting Marvels, Rhondda Netball and Back2Netball enjoyed a brilliant evening and raised £175 for Heart for Africa!
Cake or Death Ultra 2019
An amazing effort from our Trustee Fiona on the first running of this challenging event! No competitors finished the full 271 mile course - the best three made it to 227 miles, while Fiona was the next furthest with 193 miles. Please click on the link below to read her thoughts on the run!
2019 All-Star Trip: February - March 2019
The February 2019 trip was awesome! A total of 20 young people spent 10 days in Tanzania, visiting schools, orphanages and the Mateves community whom we're helping to build a community centre - as well as having a safari day in Ngorongoro and visiting a snake park! Thank you to Steve, Mary and the rest of the team in Arusha for looking after them so well! Please see latest photos in the gallery!
BF Kilimanjaro Expedition 2018
A 5-woman team headed out to Tanzania in October 2018; 4 reached the top of Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain. After the climb, the team gave gifts to three of the orphanages supported by Heart for Africa, as well as visiting the CHISWEA street children's centre to see their new minibus, purchase of which was made possible through a grant from the Cardiff charity Heb Ffin.