Solar Champions

Penny places his solar light on the roof to charge

Our Solar Champions are a brilliant group of supporters who have challenged themselves to fundraise for SolarAid. From ultra-marathons to tattoos and  an ice cream cart– there’s a way for everyone to fundraise! 

If you’re in need of some inspiration, this is the perfect place to start. And who knows…you could be on this page too one day. 

Already know what you want to do? Get in touch with us, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Meet some of our amazing supporters

Man holds medal from Marathon des Sables in the desert.

Jon Cross

Jon tackled the toughest footrace in the world to help get solar lights into the hands of more people. Get inspired by his story.

Antonia Young

Antonia sold ice cream from her 1930's bicycle in West London. Later, her interactions with customers inspired her to write a children's book about a girl and her magical sun catcher.

Richard Lowes

Richard, a man not fond of tattoos, got a tattoo to raise money to get solar lights into the hands of more people.


Bella chose to go screen free for 2 whole days to help other children do their homework with safe light.

Ways to support

Fabriola and her sisters sit together smiling while reading a book


Light up children’s learning by raising funds and awareness for us at school!