The HoverAid Trust

Registered Charity Number 1005977

Total raised
£9642.86 + £1985.21 Gift Aid = £11628.07
+ £1985.21 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About The HoverAid Trust

HoverAid work with remote communities in Madagascar where hunger, disease and a lack of clean water affect the health of millions. HoverAid reach unreachable villages when Africa floods, providing relief organisations with access to those most in need.

This year we've already treated more than three thousand people living communities far away from roads. We've also cleaned wells and provided water purification kits, rice and seed to hundreds of families affected by the three cyclones this year.

We'd love to do more, and whilst it sounds glib, it's absolutely true, that we can only achieve what we do with you as part of the HoverAid family!

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If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach The HoverAid Trust.

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Reaching the Unreachable

<p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>So what's it all about?</u></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 1: You know more about what happens in the film "Madagascar" than you do about the real people who live there. </span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 2: 92% of the population live under the poverty line in Madagascar.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Fact 3: Hoveraid have spent the few last decades reaching the unreachable, providing regular healthcare, emergency aid, water, sanitation and community health projects, mostly with a hovercraft, because they can fly over floods with ease. But we need your help to reach more people!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>What is it?</u></strong></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">On October the 6th thirty five amazing people will be leaping off the Orbital in Stratford's Olympic Park- </span><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">will you be one of them</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">?</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">If you want to experience the most spectacular views of London, whilst dangling in free space, 100 metres above the ground- then sign up now!</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit&nbsp;will be an experience you will never forget. Ever!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>Rules</u></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">We'd like you to raise as much money as you can, and we know that because you are totally awesome, you absolutely will! </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">We need you to commit to raising £250 if we are to come anywhere close to our target, that's just twenty five friends giving you a pound for every ten metres that you jump! Easy right? </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">And don't forget there's gift aid added ( if your friends are a tax payers!) so every £200 becomes £250, POOFFFF! Just like that! Easy!</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204);"><u>Why Wonderful?</u></strong></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Donating through wonderful is fast , secure and simple and, best of all they take absolutely nothing from you or us! That's right every single penny you donate comes to us- so it's the most efficient way of donating.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Wonderful really do live up to their name- they'll never sell your details on or send you unwanted emails. </span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> So what are you waiting for? Let's do this!</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(0, 102, 204);">The Small Print </strong><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">( but we've made it bigger, cos we're kind like that!)</span></p><p><br></p><ul><li><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> You must be 14 or over</span></li><li><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> You must raise £250 on here before you jump (that's including Giftaid)</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">You don't need to worry. There will be abseil instructors who will look after you every step of the way.&nbsp;They will kit you up and look after every aspect of your safety.Using the safest rigging system conceivable, they will coax you over the edge and on your way to a truly breathtaking experience.</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">If you are aged between 14 and 18, you will need your mum, dad or carer's written permission.</span></li><li><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">That's all folks!</span></li></ul>

Five on Five Appeal

<p>We have partnered with <a href="" target="_blank">Griffon Hoverworks</a>, the worldwide leader in hovercraft design and manufacture to provide aid, assistance and rescue services around the world. Our dream is to have hovercraft ready to deploy on every single continent! We'd like to start with five hovercraft on all five continents!</p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">Millions of people in the world today live far from the reach of reliable support and assistance when disasters strike.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">Madagascar is the poorest country in the world and has the dubious honour of being in the top ten countries most likely to be hit by cyclones each year.&nbsp;&nbsp;With many of the population engaged in subsistence farming and fishing, this puts isolated Malagasy communities in serious and increasing danger of being left without the resources necessary to survive, such as clean water, shelter and food. Living in remote communities, far away from conventional road systems,&nbsp;&nbsp;when floods come they are often cut off from all but the most determined. Planes cannot land, boats struggle in the alternating shallow and debris filled waters, whilst helicopters, even if available, are simply too expensive. </span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">Hovercraft however are the perfect solution, able to travel over mud, sand, debris and crucially, very shallow water ways.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" target="_blank" style="color: windowtext;">HoverAid</a><span style="color: windowtext;"> use hovercraft to reach people that others cannot, with food, medical clinics, education and hope. We are often the first, and sometimes the only organisation to arrive in the crucial period of time after flooding disasters strike, simply because other vehicles cannot get there.</span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">However, our fleet of hovercraft are old and non standardised. Our work supporting these impoverished communities on four river systems in central and West Madagascar is getting increasingly difficult and limited funding is always an issue.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">We are one of only two charities licensed to deliver medical clinics throughout Madagascar and with natural disasters increasing across the globe, bringing famine and disease, it has never been more important to reach those people living in isolation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">We are fundraising for a new 995ED hovercraft to bring safety, wellbeing and health to more lives than ever before.</span></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">The 995ED is the newest product released by British hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork. This hovercraft will provide reliable operational capability by delivering just under 1 tonne to the most remote and exposed communities in the world. By adding a new hovercraft to the fleet we will be able to expand the crucial reach of our operations and save even more lives.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The 995ED can be operated at 30 knots over shallows, beaches, weeds and debris with 0.5m separating the hull from the surfaces below. This means it will be ideal both in floodwaters and the thick debris filled mud left after the waters recede. The 995ED has a large cabin, providing shelter from the intense environmental conditions as well as a secure place to store sensitive equipment and supplies. Its wide, outer side-bodies provide great flat surfaces to work on around the craft and also offer safe and easy passage to safety.&nbsp;</p><p>It uses twin azimuthing electric drive thrust modules for reduced noise and higher manoeuvrability, crucial for communication and wellbeing on board, whilst navigating the complex river systems and flood waters. Using two power modules rather than one, craft reliability is increased as in the unlikely event that one module fails, the other can be used to return the craft to safety.&nbsp;</p><p>By achieving our goal of bringing this hovercraft to those experiencing the devastating effects of climate, first hand, we will be able to bring lifesaving resources and a future filled with hope and opportunity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>We have partnered with Griffon Hoverworks, the worldwide leader in hovercraft design and manufacture to provide aid, assistance and rescue services around the world. Our dream is to have hovercraft ready to deploy on every single continent!</p>

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