• Recent Heart for Africa events

    24 Sports in 24 Hours

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    Sporting Marvels' Easter 2024 Fundraiser for Heart for Africa was incredibly well supported by the Marvels, All-Stars and other young people, who spent an exhausting and sleepless 24 hours playing a different sport each hour! Thank you to everyone who sponsored them, and to Liam Jones for his hard work in organising it all!




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    Our February 2024 trip was an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our partners and friends in Tanzania, having not seen them since before lockdown! It also had a great impact on the team, especially the 8 trip participants who were making their first visit to Africa. Link to the trip video on the Trips page!


    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

    2021 Virtual Challenge

    Following the success of 2020's November Challenge, we held another running event over the half term week in October/November 2021. 4 teams of supporters, including one team from Maerdy Community Primary School, successfully completed the challenge of a virtual run from Holyhead to Cardiff, following the Lôn Las Cymru cycle path (250 miles). Just before halfway the route passes through Machynlleth which also has links to Tanzania!

    2020 November Challenge

    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 ensured that we could continue our commitments to supporting children's education in Tanzania throughout 2021, despite reductions in other event income due to the COVID pandemic.

    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!

    Netball Tournament

    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!

    https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/4e7d7af5-bbd3-4d76-b2cc-c3138eef26f8/race report for H4A.pdf?id=172235

    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!