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The Great African Welly Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

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This autumn, schools across the UK are pulling on their wellies and organising sponsored welly walks to raise money for Farm Africa's Growing Futures appeal. You can join them by planning your own Welly Walk today!

Together we're aiming to walk 16,000 miles - all the way around Africa!

What are you waiting for? Dust off your wellies and get walking so your pupils can raise money to help farmers in eastern Africa give their children a better start in life.

What's more, Farm Africa has been selected by the UK government to receive match funding to expand our Growing Futures project!

All donations raised for the project between 14 October 2017 and 14 January 2018 will be doubled through the Aid Match scheme – meaning any money your school raises will go twice as far!

Since 2011 Growing Futures has supported over 3,000 young women and men in Trans-Nzoia East, western Kenya to become successful farming entrepreneurs. The extension means we can reach a further 2,000 young farmers in the neighbouring county of Elgeyo Marakwet.

The Great African Welly Walk in four easy steps: 

Choose a day to hold your sponsored walk

Plan your route and work out how far your pupils will walk. 

Give out sponsorship forms

Send a letter or email to tell parents about the Great African Welly Walk. Download and photocopy our sponsor form and give one to each pupil so they can ask friends and family to donate.

Explore and learn about Africa

Use our online resources and free lesson plans to help your pupils explore and learn about Africa. You can also download our fundraising totaliser poster to keep track of how many miles you've walked and how much money you've raised. 

Send us your donation

When you have completed your Great African Welly Walk, collect the sponsorship money from your pupils and use our paying in form to send us your donation. You can also make your donation online at www.farmafrica.org/wellywalk

Remember, we want to collectively walk 16,000 miles, all the way around Africa! Calculate how far
your pupils walk by multiplying the length of your route by the number of people taking part. For example, if 30 pupils and 2 teachers walked one mile, then your total is 32 welly miles. Don’t forget to let us know your total when you send in your donation!

Schools like yours

Schools like yours

Help your pupils learn whilst they fundraise for a good cause. St Judes C of E Primary School tell us more about their welly walk.

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Three reasons to take part

Three reasons to take part

There are so many different reasons for your school to take part in the Great African Welly Walk. Here are our top three!

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How you're helping

How you're helping

Your wellies could help farmers give their children a better start in life. Read more about seven-year-old Alpha from Kenya. 

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We’re here to help every welly-step of the way! 

Explore these pages to find lots of resources to help you plan your walk and get your pupils involved, including a map of Africa for your classroom wall and teaching resources to link your welly walk to the National Curriculum.  

Teaching resources

Teaching resources

We have worked with teachers to produce fun curriculum-linked lesson plans for Key Stages One and Two.  

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Fundraising materials

Fundraising materials

Download exciting resources, including posters, maps and sponsorship forms to help you with your fundraising.

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Pay in your fundraising

Pay in your fundraising

You can pay in your fundraising online, by telephone or by post. Find out how here.

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Any questions? We are here to help! Get in touch with us on 020 7430 0440 or email community@farmafrica.org

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