The Red Rubber Ball Foundation helps young and disadvantaged people develop their capabilities.
Founder Neil Kirby not only donates his time and energy, but also commits 5% of his business income to the charity. This means that every single penny raised is used effectively.
The Foundation was My Mustard’s nominated charity for five years.
Talent is universal, opportunity is not.
One of the main projects is in Mundeku, Kenya converting a piece of barren land into a working farm. A bore hole and pump gives villagers access to water, plants and trees. They now have cattle to provide milk and they grow crops of maize to sell at market. Literally life changing stuff. Read how you can help.
My Mustard was committed to helping raise awareness and cold hard cash in a variety of ways….
We conned our friend Earl Franklin to run the St Albans Half Marathon in a cow costume.
Then sponsored a child’s secondary school education; Maylis is 16 years old now and a C+ student.
And we take part in quarterly quizzes where we generally perform badly but buy lots of raffle tickets.
We also worked with Oaklands College on the Name That Cow project. Yes really.
And our 2015 Small change = Big Change initiative raised enough pennies to put another child (Susan) through four years of education.