Club Rafiki...





A very successful night and lots of fun too!  Thank you to Jules & Karen for organising the event...and thank you to Leanne who stood in a Quiz Master.




D-Day Dance


What an evening! Everyone had a fantastic time and we raised over £3,000. We hope you had a great time.








Run or Dye


The Potters Bar Indians managed to persuade 55 people to run this event and raised an amazing £3,000 between them. Our thanks goes to every single one of them!










1000 Punch Challenge


Nine schools participated in our challenge and raised over £2000 which is our most successful 1000 punch event so far! Thankyou to all of the punchers and their sponsors.



marvel movie marathon poster IMG_2041 P1090592 dday


Fundraising is a huge part of of what any charity does and obviously we couldn't do any of what we do without your help and generosity. On this page you can find out about our latest and upcoming events and idea's for your own. If you would like to raise money for Club Rafiki, please let us know and we will support you as much as we can.


To find out our current fund-raising events please visit the Latest Activities page


Georgia Watts is fundraising for Club Rafiki and will be travelling to Kenya this summer - this is what she has been up to:  "I'm very excited about going to Kenya in July and I have started my fundraising with an Avengers movie marathon.  My friends all paid to have a cinema experience in my home with a pick n mix, popcorn and pizza included.  I also made some avengers themed cupcakes!  We sold bracelets that I made with African beads and did a prize draw with Avengers prizes!  After 9 hours of fun, we totalled our fundraising at £274 that will go towards the children in Nanyuki.  I'd like to say a big thankyou to everyone who came and those who donated.  Georgia Watts :-)"


11000079_805168949579705_1847615352737100574_o colormerad

Above, the team after runnIng Color Me Rad (June 2014)



Thank you to Nicky Halloran for displaying the chicks on her stall and raising £40!


GARDEN FIELDS SCHOOL FAIR - Saturday 21st May 2016

The school kindly allowed us a stall to sell our Kenyan items and we raised £80!  Thank you to all Year 3 who created lovely bookmarks for us to sell.


We raised an amazing £711!  Many thanks to all the knitters for creating these cute chicks and bunnies, and also the pretty flowers.


4th St Albans Brownies

We ran a self defence class for the brownie pack and they kindly donated £25. Thank you girls for being a great audience.

Further to this event the Brownies a bake-off and then sold the cakes to raise money for a charity and they picked Club Rafiki!  Thank you!

TIME FOR TEA - Saturday 18th June 2016

An enjoyable afternoon tea held at The Mead Hall in Wheathampstead.  With homemade scones and cakes served by our lovely waitresses Georgia & Kit.  A huge thank you to Angie & Jules spent the whole time in the kitchen preparing food & making endless tea...also to Karen for assisting in hosting the event.  We raised £435.90!

Larks in the Parks - Sunday 26th June 2016

This event took place in the Victoria Playing Fields...a lovely , sunny day raising £127.25!


Milan Shah

Cycled from London to Amsterdam over 4 days (between 31st August - 4th September 2016) covering 350 miles!  He raised over £500!  The money will go towards buying a much needed school bus.

Sponsored Skipping Challenge

The Brownies & Guides took part in this challenge and raised £68 and had fun doing it!


St Peters Church Winter Fair

Well done to Georgia, Maddie & Keira for running the stall and raising £174!


Quiz Night


A fun Quiz Night was held on 4th March and raised a staggering £700!

Thank you so much to Karen & Julia for writing/organising the evening and many thanks to Leanne for being Quiz Master.  Of course thank you to all of you who came along.

9th Abbey Guides

An amazing job from the 9th Abbey Guides.  Each girl was given £2 which they then had to invest to make more after many cake sales, sweet sales, swimming, washing cars (& kitchens!), hair-braiding, busking....they raised a staggering £842!

P1130085 P1130086 P1130088 P1130089 P1130095 P1130096 P1130097 P1130099 P1130101 P1130102

Winning Team 

Club Rafiki had a market stall a St Albans Market and managed to raise £150!

St Albans Market

Jasmine Shah

Here is a lovely story....Jasmine Shah turned five last week and rather than lots of new toys she decided she wanted to help children in Kenya...through her favourite charity, Club Rafiki.  She has raised more than £800!!


Jasmine has previously visited Kenya and has seen first hand children living in poverty.

17498672_10154940547736885_8113650335630155450_n 1

Jasmine with her mother, Panna in Kenya

17883559_10154993506246885_1122096220146445709_n 18527524_1322284347868160_242361855465035227_n

Meena Shah, Cllr Abhishek Sachdev, Bunty Shah & Panna Shah were happy to present Eve Coles of Club Rafiki a cheque for £2,500 from the proceeds of the Potters Bar Indian Charity Quiz Night.


This event was organsided by the PBI Quiz Committee, Jim Poptani, Vishaal Malde, Bunty & Panna Shah.


Thank you so much to the PBI Team for a fantastic evening and raising such an amazing amount of funds....hugh thanks also to karen, Julia & Amanda.

Rachel Sellers

Rachel has taken part in the Spartan Challenge in Vienna during May.  The race was 3+ miles with more than 20 obstacles.  She has raised an amazing £1,070!

Self-Defence - 27th September 2017


An enjoyable evening with the Wimbledon Brownies teaching self-defence...with able assisstant Marion Jones...Brown Owl presented us with a cheque for £50!


Well done to Georgia, Maddie & Keira Watts for raising £411!  


They held a tea party and sold homemade cakes...they also had the Head from Nanyuki Prep School, Rose in attendance!

quiz night oct 2017

...successfully ran the Great South Run for Club Rafiki on 22nd October.  Cameron's employer SRE kindly doubled the money raised.  


So the grand total raised by Cameron is an amazing £716.25!  Well done and thank you so much.



An amazing night, with Rose (Head of Nanyuki School) present dressed as a witch...ghoulish themed quiz (well done Julia!)...brilliant entertainment from Kate's Jumping Fleas playing at intervals (Thank you Steve)....and we raised over £800!  Also thank you to Leanne for delivering the quiz in her usual brilliant way

Cameron Parker...



...HARRY MINTER ran a gruelling 26.2 miles at the London Marathon in incredible conditions....the sun shone so hard at 23 degrees heating the tarmac underfoot.  His feet are now very sore but what an achievement!  The total raised is £1,621.30 with Gift Aid that makes £1,912.88!  Thank you so much to all of you who supported Harry and made your donations.  

31239544_1657903277639597_408428801868742001_n-2 31123417_10157396336000550_6658856363017371648_n 31086780_10157395871655550_8399708428875857920_n 31154098_10157396345630550_6843826190545846272_n

A wonderful evening raising £657.65!  Thank you so much to Vish, Bunty & Panna Shah.  Especially for the tasty food that was supplied.


Thank you so much to the PBI Team for a fantastic evening and raising much needed funds for Club Rafiki....hugh thanks also to karen, Julia for writing the quiz...& to Amanda for delivering it so well considering we had no working microphone!


34875226_1706032952826629_843555435477729280_n 34841733_1706033529493238_150116069137186816_n IMG-20180610-WA0000 IMG-20180610-WA0016

St Albans Half Marthon

A double event for Club Rafiki...Duncan Brown from Bernards Heath School ran the half marathon (he is also travelling to Kenya this year)...and we also had the opportunity to try our hand at marshalling in the bagging area.  

34846351_1533859613407732_2430450945457389568_n 48357232_2003996926363562_8046373972083736576_n

Presentation evening for the St Albans Half Marathon...we (Tara & I) received a cheque for £400 from the Mayoress.


Thank you to all those who marshalled for us...please help again in 2019.


A very successful quiz night raising £500!  Thanks to Jules & Karen for writing a brilliant quiz...many thanks to Amanda for delivering the quiz...thank youso much for entertaining us Grace George with your singing...and, of course, thank you to everyone who came along - hope you enjoyed your evening.


St Albans High School for Girls

Year 8 Charity Challenge by Olivia Gomez

Every year the Year 8 girls come together and decide on a charity that they can raise money for.  We know how lucky we are at our school so we wanted to help provide opportunities to others in a different country.  


This year, the girls in my class, form 8D, decided that we wanted to give our sponsorship money to Club Rafiki.  We all took part in different activities over the Easter holidays and asked friends, family and neighbours to sponsor us.  Some girls did sponsored cycles, sponsored runs, walks and one evn climbed a mountain!


I chose to do a sponsored silence for 24 hours which was really hard because I like to talk - a lot!  Some of my friends and I also decided to run a raffle where school friends could buy a ticket to be in with a chance of winning a box of chocolates!  This was very popular!


Through all our different activites, we managed to raise around £1800!


This money has provided all 76 children with a new school uniform - THANKYOU!



PHOTO-2019-04-29-18-31-11 PHOTO-2019-04-29-18-31-12

Mahi climbing a mountain in Kenya

Olivia keeping quite!