Sumitomo Chemical is delighted to support three young British men who are attempting to cycle the length of Africa from Cairo to Capetown to raise funds for Against Malaria Foundation (AMF).

Calum, Ralph and Ed started in Egypt and are travelling 11,000km through ten countries in order to raise awareness of malaria. They have also managed to visit Sumitomo’s research centre ATRC based in Arusha, Tanzania.

Sumitomo has pledged to match all donations raised up to $30,000 which will be used by AMF to buy nets. The cycling trio said that “Sumitomo’s generosity is incredible! That means our funds are being doubled and we are doing twice as much good! That becomes a real motivator, it’s really hard cycling across a continent; it’s very tiring, you get dehydrated, tired, hot, ill, but knowing that we are raising this money, this is about something bigger, especially if we could be providing 20 to 30,000 nets. That’s a lot of people, a lot of children that could receive those nets, this is much bigger than 3 guys on a bicycle.”

Visit their blog in order to monitor their progress.