Fundraise for us

Help transform lives

Want to make a difference in Ethiopia and have some fun?
Then join our amazing fundraisers and help change lives for good.

Whether it’s organising your own event, holding an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, marking your birthday by giving in celebration, or challenging yourself to a run, swim or cycle, we can help you.

Find ideas, inspiration and resources to help you with your fundraising.

Hold an Ethiopian coffee ceremony

Spice up your coffee morning and hold an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony, one of the most important traditional customs in Ethiopia.

Fundraise in your school or organisation

Help your pupils or colleagues to understand what life is like in Ethiopia.

Take part in our overseas challenge

Once in a lifetime opportunities to see the work of our partners and take on one of our epic challenges.

Ethiopiaid fundraising pack

Whatever you have in mind, our fundraising pack has some simple ideas and resources to help you make the most of your fundraising.

Ethiopiaid’s E300 overseas cycle tour

From 1st – 8th of October 2020, Ethiopiaid in partnership with ETHIO Cycling Holidays is offering you a once in a lifetime chance to experience the stunning landscape, culture and country of Ethiopia.

This seven-day trip will combine four days of cycling with sightseeing in Addis Ababa and visits to projects supported by Ethiopiaid in the Tigray region.

Your ride is 300 mile route from Mekelle out through Hagere Selam, Adigrat, Axum and Abbi Adiy before returning to Mekelle.

Your route takes place in the heart of the stunningly beautiful region of the Gheralta Mountains and Adwa Mountains. The tarmac roads used for the ride, many of them newly laid, are perfect for cycling with little or no traffic. Cycling is part of the culture in the province of Tigray and cyclists are treated with respect by local people.

Your ride will be fully supported with support vehicles, guides and mechanics. Our support team comprises former professional cyclists from Mekelle and Addis Ababa who have considerable expertise in delivering tours to international clients. We will be met in Addis by former track and field GB athlete Richard Nerurkar.

You’ll receive detailed route maps with profiles for each stage before the start of the trip, and there will be refreshment stations throughout each stage. The total cost of the trip will be £3,500 pp.

The cost of the trip will cover:

  • All flights to Ethiopia and domestic flights to and from Mekelle
  • 7 night’s hotel accommodation
  • All meals including a celebration meal at the end of the ride
  • All transfers and ground transportation
  • Support vehicles and guides for the ride, plus refreshments
  • Specially designed bike jersey, bib shorts and cap
  • Guided sightseeing in Addis Ababa

For more information on E300 Cycle Tour, email:

Teaching resources

We have put together a few resources for schools to learn more about Ethiopian culture and what our charity does. Our suggested activities include:

  • Organising a breakfast like those we run for the street children of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Abba
  • Discovering the origins of coffee
  • Learning how to ‘dance like an Ethiopian’, with traditional Ethiopian dances

Lent and Easter resources

We recognise how important church community is, so we have created a fundraising pack for Lent and Easter focussing on inclusion, engagement and the bringing together of churches and their local communities. 

We also appreciate that the Easter period is often busy, involving much preparation and help. With that in mind, this pack contains hints and top tips on how to make an event hassle-free and enjoyable for all those involved.

If you would like to talk about these ideas more or if you have any concerns about feasibility, please send Lizzie an email:, or call her on 01225 476 385.

Any questions?

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Here are other ways you can help

Trusts and Foundations ⪢

Charitable trusts and foundations help our partners achieve larger scale transformation.

Give as you earn ⪢

Your regular gifts are so important to us and so simple to set up.

Leave a legacy ⪢

A legacy gift has the power to transform lives in Ethiopia, and with it, create lasting change in a community.

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