The Red Rubber Ball Foundation

Registered Charity Number 1140443

Total raised
£6884.50 + £1297.75 Gift Aid = £8182.25
Fundraising
£5187.00
+ £927.75 Gift Aid
Donations
£1697.50
+ £370.00 Gift Aid

About The Red Rubber Ball Foundation

The Red Rubber Ball Foundation is a voluntary charity which provides scholarships for children to attend state secondary school in Kenya so they can get a full education.  We also support them beyond school through mentors to develop life skills to give them the best chance in life for them and their family.

In addition, RRBF runs a farming project so primary school children get a decent meal each day + a cycling club to keep kids in the slums of Nairobi off the street and away from bad influences like gangs, crime, drugs, glue, prostitution.

Every penny donated goes directly to these projects as all admin, fundraising and governance costs are covered by our founder. 

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Current fundraising pages

Into Africa - Me, a cyclist, who knew...!!

Imagine me, on a mountain bike that isn't my own, in
25-30 degree heat, cycling
350km
in the foothills of Mount Kenya over the space of a week. And through a game reserve with lions in it.
Not quite like diving with sharks (Barney!) but I've not cycled since I left school!!!
Claire and I have sponsored Sharon through high school in Nairobi, as part of the RRB Foundation.
This ride is to fund the creation of a second cycle club in a school in the Kibera slums. The first club is great project for the children involved. They say they're fitter, healthier, have learnt to share and to fix their bikes, and have built a strong group of sensible friends as a result.
They can see a future for themselves.
One boy said he wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for the cycling club. The school principal says school attendance has increased and the children show more confidence and engagement in their school work.
So this next fundraising challenge is raising money to start a second cycling club in another school, and enable another group of students to find good influences to shape their futures.
I am paying all my own costs, so
every penny of the money raised via this page will all go to the Foundation. If you can gift aid it also, then that adds another 25% to what you give. The Wonderful donation site I'm using is great because it's a non-profit organisation itself and doesn't charge any service or processing fees.
Thanks for reading to the end!Mark C (aka The Numsan, aka, "Not a Cyclist"!)

Mark Combes

  • Education

Cycle Kenya 2019

OMG, my next challenge -- off to Africa on a mountain bike,
in 25-30 degree heat, cycling 350km in the foothills of Mount Kenya over the space of 10 days. And through a game reserve with lions in it (hopefully no Hyena’s).
This will be way out of my comfort zone and heaps more challenging than my normal ride around Hertfordshire lanes with stops for coffee and cake.
But after a cycle ride for Airbus in July, Neil from the Red Rubber Ball Foundation gave a presentation about this cycling project he set up in a school for the Kibera slums in Kenya, I decided then, I will support this really worthwhile programme for the kids involved. My company will also support this project by arranging shipment for a large number of donated bikes for the Kenyan children.These children are fitter, healthier, have learnt to share and to fix their bikes, and have built a strong group of sensible friends as a result. They can see a future for themselves. One boy said he wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for the cycling club. The school principal says school attendance has increased and the children show more confidence and engagement in their school work.So this next fundraising challenge is raising money to start a second cycling club in another school, and enable another group of students to find good influences to shape their futures.
I am paying all my own costs, so every penny of the money raised via this page will all go to the Foundation. If you can gift aid it also, then that adds another 25% to what you give. The Wonderful donation site I'm using is great because it's a non-profit organisation itself and doesn't charge any service or processing fees

Alan Brosnan

  • Education

Cycle Kenya 2019

Imagine me, on a mountain bike that isn't my own, in
25-30 degree heat, cycling
350km
in the foothills of Mount Kenya over the space of a week. And through a game reserve with lions in it.
Way out of my comfort zoneand heaps more challenging than a quiet potter around Hertfordshire lanes with the promise of coffee and cake at the end!
But Martin and I came back from volunteering with the Red Rubber Ball Foundation's workship in Kenya last December, having visited the
cycling project
they set up in a school in the Kibera slums, and it is so clear that it is a really worthwhile programme for the kids involved. They say they're fitter, healthier, have learnt to share and to fix their bikes, and have built a strong group of sensible friends as a result.
They can see a future for themselves.
One boy said he wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for the cycling club. The school principal says school attendance has increased and the children show more confidence and engagement in their school work.
So this next fundraising challenge is raising money to start a second cycling club in another school, and enable another group of students to find good influences to shape their futures.
We are paying all our own costs, so
every penny of the money raised via this page will all go to the Foundation. If you can gift aid it also, then that adds another 25% to what you give. The Wonderful donation site I'm using is great because it's a non-profit organisation itself and doesn't charge any service or processing fees.
Thanks for reading to the end!Rosemary

Rosemary Phillips

  • Education

Cycle Kenya 2019 - I must be mad!

Imagine me, on a mountain bike that isn't my own, in 25-30 degree heat, cycling 350km in the foothills of Mount Kenya over the space of a week. And through a game reserve with lions in it. Way out of my comfort zone and heaps more challenging than a quiet potter around Hertfordshire lanes with the promise of coffee and cake at the end!
But Neil and I came back from a Kenya trip in June to visit the cycling project he set up in a school in the Kibera slums, and it is so clear that it is a really worthwhile programme for the kids involved. They say they're fitter, healthier, have learnt to share and to fix their bikes, and have built a strong group of sensible friends as a result. They can see a future for themselves. One boy said he wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for the cycling club. The school principal says school attendance has increased and the children show more confidence and engagement in their school work.
So this next fundraising challenge is raising money to start a second cycling club in another school, and enable another group of students to find good influences to shape their futures.
I am paying all my own costs, so every penny of the money raised via this page will all go to the Foundation. If you can gift aid it also, then that adds another 25% to what you give. The Wonderful donation site I'm using is great because it's a non-profit organisation itself and doesn't charge any service or processing fees.
Thanks for reading to the end!Deb

Deb Kirby

  • Education

Jon and Brian's GR5 challenge

The GR5 is a long distance trail from Lake Geneva to Nice through the heart of the French alps. The route covers a distance of approximately 650 Km with 34,000 metres of ascent and descent (15 marathons plus 4 Everests). Typically it takes in excess of 30 days to complete, although we plan to take a bit longer.
We have been fortunate to walk and explore many parts of the world, but have never walked continuously for more than 2 weeks . This adventure will challenge us both physically and mentally.We will be spurred on by your donation and the benefit it will provide to a young person and their family.

The Red Rubber Ball foundation is a UK registered charity (number 11404443). Its objective is to unlock potential in Africa by providing educational scholarships, mentoring and more to young people in Kenya. The cost of a scholarship for 4 years of high school education is from as little as £1000 in a day school to £3200 for a national boarding school. The result is life changing for the young person and their family.
Jon and Brian are fully funding the challenge ourselves, Wonderful takes no commission and Red Rubber Ball have no administration fees. Every penny donated goes to a young person's education, please give generously and remember to gift aid.
Jon was fortunate to have a sponsored boarding school education at Christ's Hospital, Horsham. This gave him a unique experience his family could never have afforded. On leaving a charge is read, "I charge you never to forget the great benefits that you have received in this place, and in time to come, according to your means, to do all that you can to enable others to enjoy the same advantage...".
Likewise, Brian who is 65 this year, also had the benefit of a Grammar School education at a College that not only had top educational standards but excellent facilities such as their own swimming pool and superb grounds.
This fundraising challenge is our way of enabling others to have the same educational benefit as we did.

Jonathan Hill

  • Education
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Current appeals

Scholarships

<p>Thanks for taking the time to visit our&nbsp;Wonderful page allowing us to take donations&nbsp;so we can&nbsp;provide scholarships to cover the secondary school fees for young children in Kenya.</p><p><br></p><p>Scholarships are required because village children often find that, whilst they attend primary school until they are 11 or 12, they are then needed in their families to work and help provide food. Whilst school fees are modest by Western standards, they are often unaffordable for impoverished families. The income for many Kenyan families is just enough for them to survive. This is made worse if a child has lost one or both parents to malaria, AIDS or other serious complaints. If children lose the opportunity to move onto secondary school they miss the chance to better themselves and improve the lot of their families.</p><p><br></p><p>What your money provides - it costs from just £400 (or £320 + gift aid)&nbsp;a year to provide a place at school, covering the student’s education, uniform, books, board and lodging for the four years at secondary school. Donating through Mydonate is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.</p><p><br></p><p>For more information, please contact Neil Kirby - [email protected] or if you're ready to donate then please go ahead.</p>

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