We have a place with your name on it!

Farm Africa

Farm Africa

Premium Supplier 20th July 2021
Farm Africa

Farm Africa

Premium Supplier

We have a place with your name on it!

The farm to table movement has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years. More people are questioning where their food comes from and are supporting restaurants with unique dining experiences in this way. 

Farm Africa is requesting chefs and the catering industry to switch it up and support the farmers in eastern Africa who sustainably grow delicious fruits, vegetables and nuts. 

The pandemic has affected so many of and we want to unite food and farming even further by asking you to take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon and raise crucial funds for Farm Africa. 

Over the years, chefs across the world have supported Farm Africa’s charitable work in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and DR Congo. If they can do it, so can you! 

Michelin-starred chef Paul Foster, who organised the annual Chefs’ Football tournament to raise funds for Farm Africa, commented:
“Chefs are very competitive by nature and having the chance to compete against your peers on a different level is an exciting prospect. It is also a great way to shout about Farm Africa and the brilliant work they do.” 

Paul Foster also joined chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, John Freeman and top London Maître d’ Paulo de Tarso tackling the 37-mile route to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which raised over £50,000 for Farm Africa. 

It may not be football or Kilimanjaro, but we’d love to see the competitive spirit of the hospitality industry out on the Royal Parks Half Marathon course.

The scenic and flat half marathon takes place on Sunday 10 October in London, passing the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads including Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Palace. 

As governmental regulations change, the race organisers are ready to deliver a safe event implementing necessary Covid-19 guidelines, precautions and with distancing and smaller wave groups in place. 

Farm Africa’s CEO, Dan Collison, is running as part of Team Farm Africa and hopes to congratulate runners for their efforts in person. 

Whether you want to run on your own or as part of a team, we have a place for you. To join Team Farm Africa, registration is currently just £10 and we ask runners to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £300. If you wish to get a team of six together, we will ask you to raise a team total of £1,650 – the equivalent of £275 per person. 

All runners will receive a Farm Africa breathable running t-shirt, plenty of fundraising support, cheering materials for friends and family and massive cheers on course on the big day. Visit www.farmafrica.org/royalparks to sign up before places sell out! 

Working shoulder to shoulder with farmers, Farm Africa helps the best farming techniques take root and spread so there’s food not just this harvest, but every harvest. Sustainable development is at the heart of our work: we develop innovative ways of bringing together communities, governments and businesses to kick-start rural economies while managing their natural resources sustainably. 

Think from table to farm this autumn and take on a running challenge to help farmers in eastern Africa grow more, sell more and sell for more, while protecting the environment for generations to come.
Sign up as an individual runner or team of six at www.farmafrica.org/royalparks

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