We are so pleased to be back up & running with our fitness training schedule!
We are paying special attention to the Covid-19 protocols advised from Dubai Sports Council, and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to during all activities.

Check out our October training schedule on our website here.
AED 30,448 raised:
Martin Bond's
33km Swim for Charity
Martin Bond (multiple G4G challenger and ex-Board Governor) has just completed the ultimate endurance pool swim. Having had a relay swim across the English Channel postponed this summer due to COVID travel restrictions, Martin swam the entire 33km distance of the English Channel in the pool at Fit Republik in Dubai to raise money for Gulf For Good & the Lebanese Red Cross.

That's 660 lengths of the 50m pool (1,320 lengths of a standard 25m pool!), which took Martin 11+hours to complete. In doing so, Martin has so far raised over AED30,000 towards his target of AED33,000 to help those in need in Lebanon further to the disastrous Beirut explosion in August this year. 

Donations are very much appreciated to help achieve the last few thousand dirhams - please consider supporting Martin for this marathon swim effort.
We are pleased to share our 2019-2020 annual report. It has been a challenging year, but we are proud to share positive results with you.

Thank you to all of our community and partners that have supported us through this trying year.

AED 25,673 raised so far:
Big Beirut Relief Challenge
Congratulations everybody on a fantastic week taking part in the virtual Lebanon Mountain Trail: Big Beirut Relief Challenge! Not only did we surpass our target of AED 25,000 (currently AED 25,673 with the donation link open until 8th October) most challengers were able to complete the 59.2km, with some completing well over 60km in 8 days.

Our overall wrap-up of the challenge will follow next week with a special finale. Watch this space!
Welcome to our new
G4G Ambassadors
We are delighted to welcome on board 6 new G4G Ambassadors selected from our community and who embody our core values - Compassion, Community, Courage, Fun, Trust, Teamwork.

Between them they have completed 23 Gulf for Good challenges over the years! They will be actively involved in our social get together's and outdoor activities as well as representing us at corporate and networking events.
We're hiring!
We're looking for a volunteer Board Member to join and oversee our Marketing & Communications strategy.

Qualifying Criteria and Commitment Details

  • Board Director must be able to commit to 10 hours of volunteer support per month.
  • Embody Gulf for Good Core Values (Compassion, Community, Courage, Fun, Trust, Teamwork).
  • Commit to serve for minimum of one year.

If you are interested in this position, please email emma@gulf4good.org.
Special Thanks to Our Volunteers
Barbara Bedike took part in a Gulf for Good challenge back in 2013, climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of the Hanne Howard Fund.
She has a master's degree in International Education and Development from University of Sussex and is utilising her skills to update information on our charity projects on our website and writing stories about our charities for our newsletters.
Sally Bushell is a charity specialist with experience of working at strategic and operational level as a Chief Executive and as a Trustee. Sally has been supporting Gulf for Good by assisting with policy development, impact assessment, and a review of our funding agreement and application process for charities seeking our support.
Special Thanks to Murdoch University students
A special thank you to Noor Ul Ain, Khyati Megchiani, Aishani Zafar, Eve Thomas, Sabreena Sequeira, Praveen Bhardwaj and Wafa Osman for their fantastic work for their course assessment at Murdoch University. The team of students chose to do a project based on G4G operating in the new virtual world impacted by Covid-19 and developed a proposal for organising a virtual gala ball. They gave a brilliant final presentation and we were thoroughly impressed.
Well done Murdoch University!
Want to volunteer a service for Gulf for Good? Get in touch with us and let us know how you could help. Whether it's social media, repping our training sessions, video creation or general admin, we'd love to hear from you. Email admin@gulf4good.org.

Alternatively if you want a more hand's on volunteer role, check out our sister social enterprise Thrift for Good who regularly need volunteers to help at their pop-up stores and markets selling donated items.
Thrift for Good Retail Store
We are excited to announce that our sister social enterprise Thrift for Good is opening a retail store!

As this is a charity thrift shop, whatever can be saved on expenses is money that can be sent to our charity projects. If you would like to sponsor or donate an item for the store, here's a list of what we are looking for, please click here.

Every contribution goes a long way in helping us in our mission to reduce waste and raise funds for children around the world.
CSR Opportunities
Over the past year, corporate partnerships, CSR programmes and campaigns have been a large part of our focus and helps contribute to our sustainability as well as helping children in need. Want to do something for charity with your company?
Email admin@gulf4good.org to find out how you can get your company involved. Check out some of our CSR case studies here.

We also kindly ask that you follow us on social media, like, comment and share our posts to help further our reach.
Due to Covid-19, Gulf for Good's operational sustainability is at risk having lost a lot of sponsorship and being unable to run our international challenges.
We are seeking sponsors so we can continue our mission of helping children in need around the world.
If you can help, however small or large, please call us on +971 52 253 1909.

THANK YOU
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE LIVES

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