The HoverAid Trust

Registered Charity Number 1005977

Total raised
£7818.86 + £1654.71 Gift Aid = £9473.57
+ £1654.71 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About The HoverAid Trust

HoverAid work with remote communities in Madagascar where hunger, disease and a lack of clean water affect the health of millions. HoverAid reach unreachable villages when Africa floods, providing relief organisations with access to those most in need.

This year we've already treated more than three thousand people living communities far away from roads. We've also cleaned wells and provided water purification kits, rice and seed to hundreds of families affected by the three cyclones this year.

We'd love to do more, and whilst it sounds glib, it's absolutely true, that we can only achieve what we do with you as part of the HoverAid family!

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If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach The HoverAid Trust.

Current fundraising pages

Abseiling the Orbit for the people of Madagascar

On October 6th myself and 34 other people will abseil down the Orbit – the 114m high structure in the Queen Elizabeth Park that was built for the London Olympics. The event is hoping to raise £10,000 for HoverAid to fund the next hovercraft missions that provide aid and development to remote communities in Madagascar.
Most of the 25 million Malagasy people live in rural areas and 90% of the roads are dirt so during the wet season when the country receives most of its 1.4m of
annual rainfall, many roads become impassable even with 4x4 trucks.
Madagascar ranks in the top ten countries for most cyclone hits in the world, with 1.5 a year affecting two thirds of the country. There is often no electricity or internet where the charity works and often no radio either, so how it relays information to people is difficult. It currently uses a taxi and then a canoe to visit each village and tell the mayor who passes the message on to the people.
In May alone 1,586 people were treated by HoverAid through medical safari clinics. Last year nine different areas were given aid relief including clear water and sanitation programmes following flooding and cyclones. HoverAid also partners with non-governmental organisations and local authorities to provide basic health care for isolated communities in extreme poverty.Please give generously...and even come and watch us scream all the way down!

Alex Simmons

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Current appeals

Reaching the Unreachable

<p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>So what's it all about?</u></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 1: You know more about what happens in the film "Madagascar" than you do about the real people who live there. </span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 2: 92% of the population live under the poverty line in Madagascar.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 3: Hoveraid have spent the few last decades reaching the unreachable, providing regular healthcare, emergency aid, water, sanitation and community health projects, mostly with a hovercraft, because they can fly over floods with ease. But we need your help to reach more people!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>What is it?</u></strong></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">On October the 6th thirty five amazing people will be leaping off the Orbital in Stratford's Olympic Park- </span><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">will you be one of them</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">?</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">If you want to experience the most spectacular views of London, whilst dangling in free space, 100 metres above the ground- then sign up now!</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit&nbsp;will be an experience you will never forget. Ever!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>Rules</u></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">We'd like you to raise as much money as you can, and we know that because you are totally awesome, you absolutely will! </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">We need you to commit to raising £250 if we are to come anywhere close to our target, that's just twenty five friends giving you a pound for every ten metres that you jump! Easy right? </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">And don't forget there's gift aid added ( if your friends are a tax payers!) so every £200 becomes £250, POOFFFF! Just like that! Easy!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>Why Wonderful?</u></strong></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Donating through wonderful is fast , secure and simple and, best of all they take absolutely nothing from you or us! That's right every single penny you donate comes to us- so it's the most efficient way of donating.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Wonderful really do live up to their name- they'll never sell your details on or send you unwanted emails. </span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> So what are you waiting for? Let's do this!</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(0, 102, 204);">The Small Print </strong><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">( but we've made it bigger, cos we're kind like that!)</span></p><p><br></p><ul><li><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> You must be 14 or over</span></li><li><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> You must raise £250 on here before you jump (that's including Giftaid)</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">You don't need to worry. There will be abseil instructors who will look after you every step of the way.&nbsp;They will kit you up and look after every aspect of your safety.Using the safest rigging system conceivable, they will coax you over the edge and on your way to a truly breathtaking experience.</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">If you are aged between 14 and 18, you will need your mum, dad or carer's written permission.</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">That's all folks!</span></li></ul>

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