Challenger Sets Sights on
World Record Attempt
On Tuesday 2nd March, Sean Burgess will commence his solo charity challenge in an individual Guinness World Record attempt to cross the UAE by foot from the Saudi border to Fujairah, taking a 700km route across through all seven Emirates in only 7 days.

Sean is raising money for SoftPower Education, Uganda, to renovate Nkondo Primary school to provide a safe and inspiring educational environment for the 605 pupils who attend. More than 50% of his target has been achieved so far, all of which will go towards supporting the incredible work this charity does in Uganda.

Please give generously in support of this great cause as all funds, whatever the amount, are much needed and greatly appreciated. To donate online visit Sean's YallaGive page here and to read more details of this incredible challenge visit his website here.

Best of luck Sean!
Join us at YogaFest Dubai from 18-20 March for the biggest wellness festival in the Middle East. All profits from ticket sales will be in support of Gulf for Good's charity work. Buy your tickets here and be sure to pass by and say hello to us and our sister business, Thrift For Good.
Do you want to get your company or team involved in a Ramadan charity campaign this year? Get in touch & find out how we can help by contacting by our Thursday 11th March deadline for submission.
Check out some examples of our corporate case studies here and this video about our partnership with Kibsons International.
Elaine Kelly
This month we are saying a sad goodbye to Elaine Kelly who is stepping down as Gulf for Good’s Charity Director, a Board Director position she has held for the past three years. Elaine has completed 12 charity challenges and has been instrumental in development at our sustainable charity projects and overseeing fundraising. Elaine will stay involved with Gulf for Good as an Ambassador. Thank you for all you have done Elaine!
Jennifer Sault
We are excited to welcome Jennifer Sault back to Gulf for Good, who will be assuming Elaine’s role as Charity Director. Jen was previously our operations manager for four years, prior to launching the incredibly successful Thrift for Good, which opened its first retail store in November 2020 and continues to donate more than 50% of revenue to Gulf for Good charity projects. Welcome back Jen!
Yasmeen Bhat
We are also welcoming Yas as a Goodwill Ambassador. Originally from Kashmir, Yas came to the UAE over 15 years ago, with a background in Marketing, PR, Comms and Media, eventually setting up her own Advertising Agency company YAS Media Group in 2010. Yas and her team have sponsored Gulf for Good's printing requirements for the past two years and have been incredibly helpful in supporting our mission to help children in need around the world. Thank you Yas!
Save the date for our next Thrift for Good Palm Pop-Up:

Venue: The Golden Mile Walking Track behind the Thrift for Good store, Golden Mile Building 8, Floor B1, Palm Jumeirah

Time: Friday, March 12th from 10am - 6pm

Last month’s pop-up event raised more than 8,000 AED and we are excited to grow this on a monthly basis. Join us for a fun day in the sun to celebrate community and sustainability in support of children around the world.
Charity Challenge Spotlight: Trekking Kyrgyzstan
Friday 2nd July – Sunday 11th July
We will be trekking through Kyrgyzstan’s wild high-altitude lakes, glaciers, mountains and valleys later this year to support critical sustainable education for children in some of the most remote regions of the country where there is access to none.

Read full details about this wild, bucket-list charity challenge, how you can join or support our fundraising efforts here.
2021 Virtual
Everest Base Camp Challenge
Have you ever wanted to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Or been there and want a trip back 'up' memory mountain? 
Does the idea of trekking 65km to reach 5,364m interest you? 

Due to COVID-19, we cannot currently travel to Nepal to complete this incredible trek, however we remain committed to fundraising for our charity projects and to provide ways for you to keep fit with us. 

Are you up for this virtual charity challenge? We hope so! Read more details here.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a minimum donation of AED100 to register through YallaGive (LINK available soon)
  2. You will then receive an email providing all the information and instructions you need to take part
  3. Download Zoom to your device and join us at the virtual start line for the warm-up, then off you go!
  4. You will have eight days to complete the challenge. There will be pictures and videos shared with you as you progress so you can get a feel for what the real EBC trek is like. And there will be a few special surprises along the way too!

RSVP for this challenge now by emailing

Want to do the real Everest Base Camp trek in October 2021 with us? Check out more details here.
In the past 19 years Gulf for Good has raised almost USD 4 million for 61 charity projects in 27 countries helping more than 35,000 children with a focus on education projects such as building schools and renovating classrooms in developing countries. To find out more details about Gulf for Good and how to support our charity projects, please visit


Based in Dubai, Gulf for Good is a registered not for profit.
Since 2001, we have been taking people on bucket-list
challenges around the world; each challenge supporting a
worthy children's charity, helping make a real difference in
the lives of underprivileged and vulnerable kids.

UAE NPO #1500021 | UK Registered charity #1140294