Mark is fundraising

Into Africa - Me, a cyclist, who knew...!! for The Red Rubber Ball Foundation

£1900.00 + £320.00 Gift Aid = £2220.00
Donated to Mark’s £1750.00 Goal

Mark’s story

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"!)

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


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. 

Registered Charity Number: 1140443.

Find out more about The Red Rubber Ball Foundation

Recent sponsors

1 - 10 of 57

You can design and create, and build the most #wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney

Main partner

The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.

Corporate sponsors

Our Sponsors support the platform in kind by providing access to commercial and professional services on a pro-bono basis; through staff secondment and access to volunteers; or by making financial contributions to cover our operating costs.

  • Powered by AWS Cloud Computing
  • Twilio logo
  • Whypay logo

What makes us wonderful?

We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

Stay informed

The Wonderful Organisation will only use the information you provide on this form to send you regular newsletter updates via email.

Copyright 2016-2020 © Wonderful Organisation
A Non-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England & Wales • Company Incorporation No: 9818383

Email: [email protected]

Use of the Wonderful website constitutes acceptance of our Terms, Conditions and Policies.