Support us – individuals, groups and schools

There are so many ways you can support our vital work – here are some ways to get involved but do contact us with any other ideas you have!


There are so many ways you can donate to us and every donation – however large or small – makes a tremendous difference to lives in Africa.

Different ways to donate

Rafiki Thabo Debit Card 

Why not sign up for a free Rafiki Thabo branded Currensea card that will save you money? This is the UK’s first direct debit travel card: when spending abroad Currensea removes your bank fees, saving you at least 85% on every transaction, which users can then choose to donate in full or in part to Rafiki Thabo. You also get the best FX rates! With the option to top up UK transactions by 5-10p donated directly to us. Simple and easy to use, no new bank account, pre-pay or top-up required.

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Raise funds for us when shopping online

Did you know you can raise funds for us when you shop online, without it costing you a penny? We are signed up with Give as you Live, through which you can shop online at over 5,500 retailers, all of whom give a % donation of your purchase to us.

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Donate for free when booking your next holiday!

Book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and in doing so you can support us at the same time!

Every penny of profit earned, everything Charitable Travel does and the service they offer their customers, supports charity fundraising and good causes. So you can relax in the knowledge that not only is your holiday good for you, but it is doing good for others too!


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Skydive For Us!

We would love you to take the plunge and fundraise for us as you get ready to fly!

We’ve teamed up with Skyline Events to offer you the chance to team up with us for this unique, adrenaline-fuelled challenge!

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Catering staff at Cokethorpe School fundraising for Rafiki Thabo


Are you a school teacher looking for a charity to work with? Do you want your pupils to learn more about life in Africa? We are always looking for new schools to work with and would love to work with you! Download our Schools Pack or contact us to explore how we might work together.

We have worked with several schools in the past few years, including Cokethorpe School, King’s Ely School, Eynsham Primary School, Hanborough Manor School and Madley Brook Primary School. Several schools also took part in our Relay for Education.

Download our schools pack
Challenge events

Challenge events

Fancy challenging yourself to push your own boundaries while also raising funds for a great cause? We can support you to enrol in and fundraise for us through any challenge event you would like to take part in. For example, supporters have raised funds for us through the Oxford and Cheltenham half marathons, the Three Peaks challenge, Tough Mudder runs etc. To find out more. . . .


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Scrap your car!

Have you got an old, unwanted or damaged vehicle that you are looking to get rid of? We’d love it if you chose Scrap Car Comparison’s Donate-a-Car-Scheme and donate some or all of your profit to Rafiki Thabo Foundation! Read more about this and how to proceed or head straight to the sign up page. The Donate-a-Car-Scheme has raised more than £200,000 for over charities since 2016 and we are over the moon to be one of the charities who will benefit from this initiative!

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Two ladies smiling standing by a till in a charity shop

Volunteer in one of our charity shops

If you live in South Oxfordshire and have some time to spare, why not volunteer in one of our ACACIA charity shops? Our shops in Abingdon, Faringdon, Grove and Wootton could not operate without their amazing team of hardworking, cheerful volunteers.  People volunteer in ACACIA UK shops for all kinds of reasons and some work a few hours a week, or come in every day. If you are interested, just drop in at your local shop and ask to speak to the manager, or email the ACACIA Shops Coordinator.

Read about one of our volunteers and the amazing impact volunteering has had on her life.

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Fundraise for us

Why not organise a fundraising event for us? Our supporters have organised a whole host of events to raise funds for us – from pampering evenings, clothes swaps, fashion shows, bake sales, concerts, and more recently, online quizzes! Download our Fundraising pack which is packed full of ideas – or contact us with any ideas you might have – big or small, mainstream or whacky!

Download our fundraising pack

Save and Fundraise

Save & Fundraise is a new innovative free fundraising initiative that helps charities raise vital funds whilst helping their supporters save £100s in the process. It has been developed in consultation with several charities, is free for charities and their supporters, is sustainable with a green focus, requires a minimal time commitment from charities, has huge fundraising growth potential and helps people with the cost of living crisis.

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