In November, a group of over 50 Irish GAA stars and musicians will travel to Kenya in support of Self Help Africa, for the Plant the Planet Games, in partnership with Warriors for Humanity.
The players – from football, hurling and camogie – will take part in the first All-Star GAA game played in Africa, as well as the first combined male and female GAA game.
Each of the players involved has committed to raise at least €10,000 each to plant a total of one million trees for Self Help Africa and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Every tree represents a livelihood for an African family. Trees provide food, shelter, income and nutrients. Trees are also one of the most effective ways to mitigate the effects of climate change – a single mature tree can remove more than 25kgs of harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
To support our amazing players in their efforts, please visit the iDonate page here.
For our supporters in Kenya you can get free tickets to the event here.
For more on Self Help Africa’s tree planting efforts, visit our tree planting page.