Ready to take on your new challenge?

Join our virtual relay for hope across Africa. 


Get fit, cut carbon and help families in rural Africa
fight hunger and the climate crisis.

Why take part?

By the second week in January, the average person in the UK will have created a greater carbon footprint than a single person in Ethiopia will account for in a whole year. Those who have contributed the least are suffering the most from the effects of the climate crisis.

Use your footprints for good by taking part in Send a Cow’s virtual relay! You’ll be joining hundreds of supporters cutting their carbon and fighting for climate justice for families in rural Africa.
Whether you walk, run or cycle your target distance, every step you take will be contributing to our collective goal of 6,350 miles – that’s an incredible 12.7 million footprints for good!

Send a Cow’s virtual relay will take you from the UK to Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,  Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the families on the frontline of the climate crisis and how your donations will make a difference.

How we'll support you

    • A Send a Cow t-shirt to wear with pride as you complete your miles.
    • A fundraising pack with tips to help you meet your £60 goal of helping three families.
    • Checkpoint email updates during the relay to learn more about families on the front line of the climate crisis and the difference you’ll make to them.
    • Strava & Fit Bit integration for logging your miles or an option for tracking miles on this website.

    Grab your friends and sign up as a team to make the most of our leaderboard function – who will complete the most miles or raise the most?!


    Heloise & Timothy
    Send a Cow Supporters

    Your life-changing impact


    Anguwaliw & family, Farmers, Ethiopia

    Send a Cow is working alongside Anguwaliw and her family as part of our Developing Business Women project in the Kutaber District, Ethiopia. Our team are supporting Anguwaliw to ensure she has the tools and training she needs to fight the climate crisis and feed her family for the long-term. 

    Anguwaliw is 36 and lives with her husband Abate and their three children. Anguwaliw's home is located in a very rural and remote location and because of this, the family rely on their land to grow enough food to eat. Everyday, Anguwaliw and Abate walk for eight hours to take their children to and from school. When the family arrive home, they are hungry but erratic weather patterns have made it increasingly harder for Anguwaliw to grow enough food to feed her family.

    We asked Anguwaliw:

    What kind of challenges do you face because of the climate crisis?

    I was born here, and as far as I can remember, the climate was better in the past. I remember that people harvested good produce. Now, we have no produce; it is dry and there is no change. Climate change is a problem. We have lost crops due to extreme rain and cold weather. The crop plant dies before giving any seed, so we cut it and feed it to cattle, just like this year. The bean, which was due between November and January, died at a plant stage and we fed it to cattle.

    We don’t have much food. We do our best to do labour work and get by. My husband prepares wood for people who have trees. We do any work [that we can so that we] never [have to] sleep without food, especially for our children. We cultivate our land, but the season is challenging. It is a difficult time for us and everyone else. If we had rain [to produce enough food] we would even borrow [food] from our rich neighbours [because we can return it].

    How has Send a Cow worked alongside you?

    Send a Cow has trained me on kitchen gardening, reproductive health, saving and credit schemes and business skills. My kitchen garden was left empty for so long. After [my] training, I have planted cabbage and beetroot. If we have extreme rain, we prepare waterways and bunds against it. I feel hopeful for the future [because I am] working with Send a Cow.

      I was born here, and as far as I can remember, the climate was better in the past. Climate change is a problem. Now, we have no produce; it is dry and there is no change.The climate is changing. The weather is warm. It was never warm here.

    Anguwaliw, Send a Cow farmer, Ethiopia 

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    How does Relay for Hope work?

    Sign up today and pledge to walk, run, or cycle a target distance of your choice between 1st January and 31st March 2022.  

    This could be as simple as logging the miles you walk when out with your dog or going out for a run around your local green space.

    Ask friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you - raising just £60 could help three families with the tools, seeds and training in sustainable farming, soil health and rainwater harvesting so they can stand up to extreme weather and grow enough to eat.

    Once you’ve completed your goal distance, next pass on the virtual baton by challenging a friend or family member to take part!

    How do I join the Strava team?

    Click here to join our Strava team. We love to see how creative our participants can be – can you run the shape of a cow or spell out Relay for Hope?!

    Register to join our virtual relay across rural Africa. Walk, run or cycle any distance. Get fit, cut carbon and help families in rural Africa fight hunger and the climate crisis. Your support could help three families with the tools, seeds and training in sustainable farming, soil health and rainwater harvesting so they can stand up to extreme weather and grow enough to fight hunger.

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