Ben's White Collar Boxing Campaign

Ben Raper
United Arab Emirates

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For reasons unknown I have decided to release the inner Tyson in me and fight on the 08th June in Spartans white collar boxing event. Whilst I will be getting punched in the ring, the charities being supported will be doing life changing work. Any donation you can spare will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping these organisations complete their goals. 

Thanks a lot 

Challenge 

Our upcoming white collar boxing event, held in partnership with Gulf for Good, epitomizes the spirit of challenge and charity. These brave souls, all novices in the ring, have dedicated the past 12 weeks to rigorous training, preparing to step into the spotlight for a noble cause. On the 8th of June, they will showcase their newly honed skills at a gala event in Dubai, battling not just for victory, but for a much greater purpose. Each punch thrown and every round fought supports the admirable mission of the Foundation for African Empowerment (FAE). This vital charity works tirelessly in Tanzania to uplift the most vulnerable children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Through initiatives in education, healthcare, and empowerment, FAE is making significant strides in improving lives. Our boxers’ participation in this event not only tests their limits but also raises essential funds and awareness, contributing to a cycle of empowerment and growth that reaches far beyond the ring.


CHARITY PROJECT:

Foundation of African Empowerment (FAE) - Inclusive Early Childhood Development Center

Early Childhood Development is a period of rapid and critical development-from conception to 6 years. Quality nurturing care during this period-adequate nutrition, good health care, protection, play and early education-is vital for children’s physical, cognitive, linguistic and psychosocial development.

Samaria village located on the foothill of Mt Meru in the South West of Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha region with an estimated 5000 people lack quality IECD services. After been contacted and with the recognition of the importance of IECD services, FAE has started implementing IECD services since September 2022 though under challenging conditions.

Because of using improper residential premises, currently, FAE has been able to support 60 children aged 2-6 years leaving out many children in need mostly those with SEND. FAE has managed to get individual donor support for 10 children. With the aim of reaching over 200 children, FAE is proposing to the Gulf for Good for financial support to build a proper IECD centre mainly containing three classrooms, an office and playground so that more children who are in need of IECD services can be reached and the program can meet the government standards.


FUNDRAISING:

Each participant is tasked with raising a minimum of AED5,000 (USD1,360) to support this project and, together, change the lives of these children and families.

This challenge is held in association with local not-for-profit Gulf for Good, whose purpose is to change the lives of underprivileged children around the world.

The breakdown of how donations are distributed are as follows:

- 75% of funds raised go to The Foundation of African Empowerment

- 15% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (not-for-profit in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability

- 10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work


https://gulfforgood.org/etn/mount-killmanjaro/

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Ben Raper
United Arab Emirates



Fundraising for - Mount Kilimanjaro of
Raised : 7825.85AED
Raised 157%
Goal : 5,000.00AED

Created May 13, 2024

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  • Miles

    500AED
    10-Jun-2024

    Well done bignose

  • Alastair Fowler

    470.51AED
    06-Jun-2024

  • Joshua Waterworth

    750AED
    27-May-2024

    Tops off....lights out. A tale as old as time! Good luck from Josh & Alex

  • CHAOUKI SAYBI

    558.48AED
    24-May-2024

    On behalf of Dan M, Nick E & Ben R

  • Roger Milburn

    275AED
    21-May-2024

    Good luck Ben. Quite jealous your opponent gets to punch you.

  • The Godfather and his mob

    1000AED
    20-May-2024

    I'm sure you will do what has to be done... At least try come back home with an "extra" ear.

  • Philip Raper

    500AED
    20-May-2024

  • Toby & Felcitiy Raper

    183.5AED
    20-May-2024

    Roll with the punches

  • Greg

    750AED
    20-May-2024

  • Chris Boylen

    183.5AED
    19-May-2024

    You owe me one knock out!!

  • Andrew Talbot

    275.25AED
    19-May-2024

    Good luck Ben, hope you smash it

  • Justin Price

    116.14AED
    19-May-2024

    Hope you go better than Fury! Best of luck

  • Tom Hawker

    500AED
    19-May-2024

    Hope you enjoy it Ben

  • Hywel Davies

    400AED
    19-May-2024

    Good luck Rapey!

  • Dan Hockey

    464.56AED
    18-May-2024

  • Gav

    500AED
    18-May-2024

    You’re gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you’ve ever dreamed. But when it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it.

  • Ruairi brown

    398.91AED
    18-May-2024

    Best of luck on the night Ben. If you smash your opponent like you smash the beers, you'll be just fine