To Zambia, From Scotland | 8500km for £8500

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We did it
On 17th June 2020 we successfully raised £7,504 ( + est. £1238.25 Gift Aid ) with 266 supporters in 55 days

We are raising funds for Africa on the Ball's work in Zambia during this difficult time by running 8500km (the distance of Glasgow-Lusaka)

Africa on the Ball are a Scottish charity using the power of football to change lives in disadvantaged African communities. 

The charity's work and educational activities have been greatly affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. In response to the outbreak, the charity have been putting on educational workshops to members of Kalingalinga (in Lusaka, Zambia) about hygiene, sanitation, and social distancing. The charity have also distributed gloves, hand wash, soap, tissues and 150 homemade washable masks. Africa on the Ball staff and volunteers have also bought and distributed food to vulnerable community members and those most affected by the outbreak. However, there is still much to do to fight Covid-19 in Zambia. 

Glasgow on the Ball are an amateur football club formed to raise funds and awareness of Africa on the Ball's work. Since 2015, we've been donating excess members' fees from matches and training sessions to the charity. Now, as a club, we're seeking to collectively run the distance of Glasgow to Lusaka (8500km) before the end of May to raise £8500 for the charity's ongoing work in Zambia and to support our fundraising efforts. Using Strava to monitor team members' daily exercise (whilst practicing safe social distancing), we will post weekly updates on the clubs' progress here. 

We know times are hard and people will have been affected by the ongoing lockdown, but we want to ensure some of the world's most vulnerable communities aren't forgotten about. Therefore, any contribution you make will be greatly appreciated by everyone involved with the club and charity. 

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£40 or more

Fairtrade Beanie Hat or T-shirt (+Badge & Sticker)

Choose either an Africa on the Ball Fairtrade Beanie Hat made by 'From The Source' (A black, green and white beanie hat with the AOTB logo attached - OR An Africa on the Ball white T-shirt which reads 'Make Football, Not War' - made in collaboration with Best Days ( and available in a range of sizes (see the t-shirt here: Either comes with both pin badge and sticker.

£20 or more

Africa on the Ball Pin Badge & Sticker

Get your Africa on the Ball sticker and pin badge with a unique design made in partnership with Best Days: See the sticker: See the pin badge:

£30 or more

Mug, travel mug or water bottle (+Badge & Sticker)

Choose a AotB mug, travel mug or waterbottle (& sticker & badge) See the mug: Features: Dishwasher safe Made from ceramic Mug holds 11oz (325ml) See the Travel mug: Features Dishwasher safe Insulated stainless steel w/ removable lid Mug holds 15oz (443ml) See the Water bottle: Features Stainless steel bottle holds 590ml Leakproof cap Lightweight

£50 or more

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Glasgow on the Ball 2019-2022 shirt

Get your very own Glasgow on the Ball replica shirt (as pictured here: Also receive a badge and sticker.

£75 or more

Fairtrade Beanie Hat & T-shirt (+Badge & Sticker)

An Africa on the Ball white T-shirt which reads 'Make Football, Not War' - made in collaboration with Best Days and available in a range of sizes. You can see the t-shirt design here:

£100 or more

Hat, T-Shirt, choice of mug (+Badge & Sticker)

Show your support by getting an AotB fairtrade beanie hat, 'Make Football, Not War' T-Shirt, choice of a Mug, Travel Mug or Waterbottle and a Badge and Sticker.

£150 or more

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Glasgow on the Ball shirt, AOTB Tee & Beanie combo

Get a Glasgow on the Ball 2019-2021 shirt along with a fairtrade Beanie and 'Make Football, Not War' T-shirt. Also receive a mug/travel mug/water bottle and a pin badge and sticker.

£500 or more

Lifetime Membership of AOTB Supporters Club

Become a lifetime member of the Africa on the Ball Supporters Club and receive quarterly updates about our work in Africa, perks (including stickers, badges etc), annual reports and more. Plus, get all the above perks.

£1,500 or more

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Sponsorship of Glasgow on the Ball 2021-2023

Help Glasgow on the Ball raise more funds for Africa on the Ball's work by becoming their shirt sponsor of all their teams for the 2021/2022 season. Your name or company logo will appear on all playing kit, plus will be referenced in all club communications on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. You will also receive a framed shirt with your company logo on it. Plus receive all perks referenced above.

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