June Contents:

  • Wild Atlantic Cycle for Ugandan School
  • Meet Candice
  • We're Hiring - Director of Challenges
  • What's On in June
  • Save the Dates
Roll on Summer!
"Summer has a flavour like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine"
- Oprah Winfrey

As the temperature rises here in the UAE, at Gulf for Good we busy ourselves curating a host of thrilling activities to ensure that you have plenty of exciting options to choose from this summer. From adrenaline-pumping international expeditions, to a snow hike, to just hanging out with us over drinks and Italian nibbles - we've got you covered! Any of these would make a perfect Father's Day gift with a difference. If you choose to do just one thing this summer, choose to do good.

Scroll on to find out more.
Highlight of the Month
Wild Atlantic Cycle for Ugandan School
The Camelbike Run is no stranger to fundraising for children's charities.

This year The Camelbike Run triathlete duo partnered with Gulf for Good for the third time, to raise funds for Soft Power Education in Uganda. Jimmy and Patrick took to the terrains of their native Ireland from 14th to 28th May. They cycled 2,599km from Derry to Kinsale along the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way in 14 days, and raised AED47,000 for Soft Power Education.

All fundraising efforts from this campaign will go towards completely renovating seven classrooms at the Nkondo Primary School benefiting 210 pupils. This renovation will ensure that the children are learning in safe and inspiring classrooms. What an amazing achievement!

Read the full story here.

Learn more about the charity Soft Power Education here.

This campaign is approved by IACAD Permit No. 4488

Gulf for Goodie
Meet Candice
We are delighted to introduce you to Candice McCone, our volunteer. Check out the video above for Candice’s Malawi story.

Born in Canada and raised in the UK, Dubai has been Candice’s home for eight years. She is a trauma release practitioner by profession who gives up her time to support our sister social enterprise, Thrift for Good, as a volunteer.

Candice has always been passionate about what Gulf for Good and Thrift for Good stand for, and therefore didn’t think twice before jumping on our maiden Volunteering Challenge in Malawi in March.

“I wanted to see first-hand where our efforts go to and I even got my husband involved in the challenge,” said Candice. Her husband Sam recently joined our team as Ambassador for Corporate Relations, after being initiated into the world of Gulf for Good when he too volunteered with Sparkle in Malawi.

You’ve heard Candice and Sam’s Malawi stories. What’s yours? Register now for our August Challenge, to make a difference while creating your very own Malawi story.
Good News!
Gulf for Good will be returning to Malawi to volunteer with The Sparkle Foundation again this August! And it’s a family affair. We invite you and your family to join us to volunteer in support of the children and staff at The Sparkle Foundation.
CSR Activities - We Can Help
If you are looking to expand your company’s CSR initiatives by supporting children in need around the world, please contact Milly@gulf4good.org to discuss the options available and how your company can get involved.
Director of Challenges -
We're Looking for You!
Hiring GFG Challenge Director
Final 48 hours to submit your application. If you are passionate about fitness, exploration and giving back, we'd love to hear from you!

Learn more about the Director of Challenges role here.

To apply, send you CV and Cover Letter to Naveed@gulf4good.org.
What's On in June
We promised you a summer with a difference, and we shall deliver.

Explore the various options we have curated for you below. Your search for the perfect Father's Day gift for an adrenaline junkie dad with a penchant for supporting children's charities ends here.

Join our public WhatsApp group for details and to keep up to date with our news and activities.

Charity Adventure
9th - 12th June
5 reasons to visit Armenia:

  • Explore the first Christian country in the world
  • Take a dip in the inverted sky
  • Taste the most ancient cuisine in the South Caucasus
  • Shop at the birthplace of the eastern carpet
  • Taste the purest, most delicious water in the world

There's still time. Sign up now!
Social Evening
Thursday 9th June
It's time for another Social Evening! We have plenty to look forward to this year. Bring your friends and come join us to find out more!

Date: Thurs 9th June
Time: 6:30 - 9pm
Venue: Ciao Bella, Media One Hotel
Dress code: Casual
Price: AED100
Includes: Italian nibbles + 3 drinks

We look forward to seeing you!
Ski Dubai, Mall of Emirates
4, 12, 18 & 26 June
We're back on the slopes this summer! What better way to carry on hiking as the temperature rises outside than to take to the Ski Dubai Slopes?

A great way to maintain your fitness and train for the upcoming charity Adventures and Challenges for those who have signed up with us. Also a fantastic way to make new friends.
Media One Hotel
5, 11, 19 & 25 June
Climb 43 floors to the top of Media One Hotel in Media City for an intense workout this summer.

Described by Adrian Hayes, Everest climber and World Record holder, as "the best mountain training available when you can't get to the mountains!", this is a great workout and fabulous training for any mountain challenges.

Save the Dates
Exhilarating, challenging and soul-rewarding; yes you can have it all!

Hike the elusive Caucaus terrains for 4 days before completing your adventure with a roam in the historic capital city, all for a great cause in supporting FACE in Egypt.

Another stunning, high altitude challenge with a difference.

Trek through Northern India whilst enjoying spectacular views and mountain passes to raise funds for the Tibetan Children's Villages.

GFG Golf for Good
Attention all avid golfers!

A fun-filled day of competitive golf, good food and great company is on the horizon. Details will follow soon.

And in true Gulf for Good fashion, it will all be for a good cause.
Watch this space!
GFG Annual Charity Gala Ball
Saturday, November 12th 2022 is a date to remember. Mark in your diary!

Find out more about our Charity Gala Ball in partnership with Larchfield Children's Home here.

Or Contact Taz@gulf4good.org for further details.

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