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Mr. Brian Wilkie

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Gulf for Good
Dubai ,

Company Description: Established in March 2001, Gulf for Good (G4G) operates under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. G4G is supervised by a multi-national...   more

Employment History

  • Chairman and Founder
  • Chairman
  • Challenge Director
  • Project Director
    Dubai Community Theatre
  • Deputy Chairman
    Dubai Community Theatre
  • Project Chairman
    Dubai Community Theatre

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Governors Member
  • Founder
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Web References
Administration - Gulf for Good, 5 July 2015 [cached]
Brian Wilkie
Governor for Challenges
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Brian Wilkie, Chairman & Founder of Gulf for Good interview Classic FM radio
Brian Wilkie on Classic FM Sept 14 2014
Brian Wilkie, Chairman and Founder of Gulf for Good recently spoke to Andrew Hosie of Classic FM radio ( by Abu Dhabi Media) about the 2014 challenges overview and what is in store for 2015...
Overview - Gulf for Good, 5 July 2015 [cached]
Established in March 2001, Gulf for Good operates under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum (pictured above with Brian Wilkie, G4G Chairman).
Many who want to volunteer find few opportunities - Gulf for Good, 20 July 2012 [cached]
Brian Wilkie, MBE and founder of G4G, which organises sponsored challenges that raise funds for children's charities around the world, says it is not difficult to find volunteers, or people willing to take part in G4G's challenges, which range from climbing Kilimanjaro to cycling across the Emirates.
It is notable that the last three years have been the most successful in G4G's history, and while the economic slowdown did see many companies slash their corporate social responsibility (CSR) budgets considerably, it did not dampen the average person's desire to help. If anything, it made people more conscious of how lucky they are, says Wilkie, and more eager to give back to those in less privileged positions.
While the UAE has always had a culture of volunteerism - when Wilkie was first in Dubai in the 1970s and 80s, the expat community was often to be found rallying around some cause or another, he says - formalised volunteering is a relatively new phenomenon.
There are very strong restrictions, which is understandable, but they could be approached more effectively," says Wilkie.
If you are a volunteer you should have a good idea of what is expected of you and how you will be benefiting the causes, and exactly what your time and money are going to be used for," says Wilkie.
"It's a worldwide trend," says Wilkie.
GN Online: Clubwise: Gulf for Good, 19 Oct 2002 [cached]
Wilkie and Olive… 'one must decide on any of their upcoming challenges'.
Every week, we bring you the latest on the UAE's clubs, associations and groups.We choose one each time and profile it, highlighting its purpose and activities.
"Our objective is to show people the value and enjoyment of motivation, commitment and helping others," said Brian Wilkie, G4G's challenge director."G4G has held three successful adventures in the past and even the treks scheduled for next May have already started to receive registrations.It is pleasing to see that more and more people are joining in our efforts."
To be part of G4G activities, one must decide on any of their upcoming challenges, fill in and submit a booking form and register.Each individual then raises a particular sum of money depending on whether the challenge is within U.A.E or outside it.
They would promote our motives and bring awareness about our purposeful activities," hoped Brian.
Apart from donations to organisations in Dubai, G4G has supported charitable causes in Namibia, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania.Funds have been used to renovate an orphanage in Northern Thailand, deliver much needed ambulances in Africa and even build a clinic in Ilam, a rural district close to the Everest.
"The most common remark that participants on our challenges have made is regarding the change they have felt within themselves.They have been able to push their limits and work as a team with like-minded people.These are rare opportunities considering the sedentary lives that most of us have gotten so used to by now," added Brian.
Brian, who has himself been on all the last three challenges says, "Our survey shows that two out of every three participants come back for more worthwhile adventures at G4G within the year.The physical aspect is undoubtedly there but the challenges are mentally taxing as well.
"However when you realise that whatever effort you put in was to reach out to the needy, the fatigue seems to just fade away."
· Clubwise: Gulf for Good· Importance of being civil
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