I'm still inspired by Africa Now Ethos of a 'hand-up' rather than a 'hand-out' and the things I have learnt from London's Black History Walks. However, last year I did not raise anywhere near enough awareness for my charity or my cause.

On 4th July '09 I joined a team of fund-raisers for Africa Now for my 1st Tandem Skydive and made this video  or


The following week I completed the British 10K London Run 2009 in an official time of 00:52:59 and took these pictures to share the experience


As a side note, organ donation did not make me invulnerable to going splat. It was not a jolly and in keeping the the Ethos, I paid for the jump myself, so all the funds raised could go to providing people with a future of opportunity, by supporting their hard work and creativity. So for as little as £2 (+ Tax Bonus) you can make a difference and leave a message on this page.


Raph M1K

PS: My moustache this year is in memory of another past donor Mike R on MySpace.

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Raising money for

Africa Now

Africa Now

Charity Registration No. 283024

Africa Now supports enterprising solutions to poverty in Africa, making markets work for poor people. It supports farmers and small businesses that produce marketable products, and ensures they benefit from trade by promoting ethical trade policies between retailers in rich countries and poor producers in Africa.

Donations 11


Congrats - you did it!! (sorry it's a little late)

Donation by NMcleod on 13/11/09


Hi Raph - Thanks for your help!

Donation by Dawn Winson on 29/08/09


Great cause and well done.

Donation by Simon Elliott on 23/07/09


Good on you! Best wishes

Donation by Peter Bridger on 14/07/09


See Raph, we told you your shute might open!

Donation by Stu on 13/07/09


Raph good luck, you're an inspiration.

Donation by Tracey & Omari on 04/07/09


Well done Raph, a really good cause. Hope my donation does a bit of good.

Donation by Dave Groves on 02/07/09


You will love it, bet you want to do another straight after.

Donation by Robbie on 01/07/09


Good Luck Raph, you'll love it, it's fantastic! Elaine

Donation by Elaine Avent on 01/07/09

It is not the fall that counts, but the fact that you get back up again!

Donation by Anthony (translation from French) on 27/05/09

Ce n'est pas la chute qui compte, c'est l'aterissage!

Donation by Anthony on 18/04/09

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£198.00
  • Offline donations£63.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£261.00
  • Gift Aid£38.92

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