ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
On 20th November 2021, Will Follett will swim solo around the iconic Palm Jumeirah. The 11km swim seeks to raise as much money as possible for the Larchfield Children's Home in Tanzania, on behalf of Gulf for Good charity.
ABOUT THE CHARITY:
Funds raised through this campaign will provide on-going support for children living at Larchfield Children’s Home.
In 2011, as a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce or other incapacity to maintain the family unit, a group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”.
Their aim is to provide a happy, safe and secure home for homeless children, to foster an environment where each child can flourish and develop to his or her full potential regardless of race, sex, religion or other defining characteristics. They would like to promote self-reliance by encouraging life sustaining water resource management and agricultural programmes supporting a nourishing staple diet and organic supplements from arable and non–arable farming; and to provide a focus for cultural community projects and to offer profitable skills and employment within the community. Learn more about Larchfield Children’s Home here: https://www.larchfieldkids.org/
FUNDRAISING IN THE UAE:
This challenge is held in association with local not-for-profit Gulf for Good, whose purpose is to change the lives of underprivileged children around the world.
The breakdown of how donations are distributed are as follows:
- 75% of funds raised go to Larchfield Children’s Home
- 15% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (not-for-profit in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability
- 10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work
Learn more about Gulf for Good here: https://www.gulf4good.org
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