Emma Timmis


Tusk Trust
Twenty-five years ago Africa was in the midst of a poaching crisis. Black rhino were on the brink of extinction (just 2,000 remained) and the African elephant population was being slaughtered at a rate of 100,000 each year, just for their ivory. Drastic times required urgent action. Tusk was established at this time in response to an urgent need to halt the decline in Africa’s natural heritage and find a way to combine the interests of people and wildlife alike.
The SEED Project
SEED works alongside disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe, empowering them to reach their full potential by promoting sustainable ecological and economic development.
Think Plan Do
Think Plan Do provides support, training and mentoring to people who want to do something positive in their community. This project seeks to enable people of all ages to overcome barriers to success, develop their innate abilities and be able to feel proud of their achievements and the beneficial impact they have on their community.
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Head over Heels 2014 fundraising page

Emma Timmis

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmmaTimmis

After my return from running the Freedom Trail in 2011 (1425miles across South Africa), I swore I would never do anything like that again, and that it was time to settle down and behave! This notion lasted for a short time but then…

In spring 2013, my good friend Aysha asked if I would be interested in doing a similar, but longer, run to raise money for a charity which she is involved with. I agreed thinking nothing would come of it. Oops. I am now currently training to run across Africa from the coast of Namibia, into Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and on to the coast of Mozambique as part of Head Over Heels 2014. We plan to set off in August this year. This exact route has never been run before but we estimate it’s approximately 4500km.

The more I learn about these countries, the landscape and the people the more excited I become. This journey is definitely becoming more about helping people we meet on route, getting involved in the charities we are raising money for and exploring the countries, rather than the physical challenge.

This run is going to be a huge challenge for all involved both physically and emotionally. Each country is going to be throwing different obstacles our way, weather, terrain, access, animals etc etc.  The charities we are raising for do such incredible work and are a real inspiration, so hopefully we will have time to see their work first hand.  I feel very lucky to have a great team with me and I can’t wait to get out there and start the run.

Recent donors



12.03.15 Loved following your progress! So inspiring :)


20.01.15 Fantastic effort - I'm so impressed.


17.01.15 Well done on an inspiring run.

15.01.15 Brilliant stuff Emma!

15.01.15 what an incredible achievement! Congratulations

05.01.15 Contributions from Wendy, Miranda, Jill, Joan Garnish - with great admiration.

04.01.15 Well done Emma!

29.12.14 Well done!

23.12.14 Well done Emma for achieving such an amazing task running from the West Coast of Namibia to the East Coast of Mozambique in aid of the SEED project and TUSK. (2469.4 MILES !!)

22.12.14 Well done lady you're a star!

21.12.14 Best of luck, nearly done it! Your a machine! Xxx

15.12.14 Amazing acheivement! We hope you get all the recognition and publicity you deserve.

12.12.14 Amazing effort!

10.12.14 Many congratulations, Emma, on an achievement that is impressive indeed

09.12.14 Well done Emma, absolutely amazing and well done the team. Hope Cleo behaved herself. Love Anne, Tony and Barney (Norfolk)

09.12.14 Congratulations on a mighty effort!

07.12.14 Your poor feet! What an achievement. I am full of admiration. X

07.12.14 Amazing achievement! x

06.12.14 Amazing determination and organisation. Well done everyone.

01.12.14 Well done you ladys!

30.11.14 Well done Emma


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