Zimele’s main fund raising functions are the Zimele Dinner and the Zimele Walkathon. Both events have been very well organised by their committees and have been very successful fund raisers. The dinner has been held at St Kevin’s College in the Smith Hall and has attracted about 450 patrons each year. A special highlight has been the presence of Kenyan and Tanzanian ministry leaders whom Zimele and the Brothers have flown out especially to speak at the dinner about their work. This has enabled  dinner attendees to make a vital personal connection with our ministries in East Africa.  The Walkathon is held at Yarra Bend and attracts about 600 walkers. Both events are co-ordinated by committees that are working hard to expand their events each year. Significant supporters of Zimele each year are St Kevin’s College, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Trinity Grammar, Ruyton Grammar, Whitbread Insurance, First Financial, Miles Boyle Bryant (micro-finance), supporters who hold private functions for specific ministries, and all those who are sponsoring children at schools in Eldoret

Annual Zimele Dinner


Sunday MARCH 19

Special Fundraisers

In addition to our two main fundraisers we have members of our Zimele community who run special fundraisers in their own unique way. One of these is the 24 hour challenge! On September 10 and 11, teams made up of members of the St Kevin's community are going to be running laps of the college ovals for 24 hours in support of Zimele projects. To donate, or to get information about entering a team or otherwise supporting this event, please visit the events website: or email Nick Baff on