Self Help Africa

The Race is a not for profit event: all proceeds from the event goes to our charity partner Self Help Africa.

Upon registering you will be sent a Self Help Africa Sponsorship Pack in the post. The pack will include useful information to help you raise the sponsorship fee necessary for registration. Each competitor will be assigned a fundraising liaison contact to offer advice and provide materials to help with events and sponsorship.

550 selfhelpafricaThe Race is delighted to be partnering with such a vibrant and worthwhile organisation in Self Help Africa. Self Help Africa, which merged with Gorta in Ireland in 2014 works with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods.

Its mission is to empower rural Africa to achieve economic independence - and on a continent where up to 75% of people rely on small-scale agriculture for their survival, Self Help believes that it is only by tackling the challenges faced by rural farming communities that real and sustained economic progress can be made across sub-Saharan Africa.

Self Help Africa works with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods.

For 50 years Self Help has sought to strengthen agricultural systems, improve access to services and inputs, and provide rural African communities with the opportunities to market and sell their produce.

Self Help works with local staff and partners in nine countries, supporting communities to grow more food, diversify their farm production, develop new off-farm enterprise, and sell their surpluses.

For further information on Self Help please visit or donate using this link.

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    Jeff Butler

  • Name: George Kelly Nationality: Irish Background  Two of my sons have entered the 2016 Race. I have always encouraged my sons to
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    George Kelly

  • Name Oisin Weldon Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) The score is Oisin 1- The Race 1, so
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    Oisin Weldon

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    Kevin Kelly

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