Huge thank you to Margaret Patience for her continued amazing support! Please check out how you can get involved in this exciting initiative!
With 4 weeks to go until our third charity dinner, we are looking for anyone who is in a position to donate or source items for our LIVE and SILENT AUCTIONS. We have 400 guests attending 🙂 Previously in 2017 these two auctions collectively raised an incredible £15,687! The aim of this year’s dinner is to start 32 business’ for families we support and get as many of the 99 children we have on the waiting list for support, into school. Get in touch with Myles or Kayleigh through firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist 🙂 Thanks to the below people who have already supported a huge amount. MDT International GJS Joinery Fairytale Events Northeast Puregym Rubislaw Adapt Fitness Personal Training Azzurro-Blu IDed Jonathan Moniatis Nicola Fraser Westhill & District Roundtable Doqaru..
We are honoured to be charity partner of The Kenya Experience and very grateful for this support
We are delighted to say that the GEF Haddo Cross Country races on Sunday 27th January will be going ahead thanks to an amazing response from volunteers offering to marshal. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!! http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/gef-haddo-cross-country
We would like to thank Westhill & District Roundtable for being our Neil Jaffrey Local Child in Need Sponsor at this year’s charity dinner, being held on the 16th of February at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa. The fundraising which goes alongside this award will go to Evie who suffers from cerebral palsy, severe dystonia and resistant epilepsy. We hope to raise as much money as possible to contribute to an outdoor play facility within the family home. For more information https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/Evie-outdoor-play Darren Aggasild Myles Edwards Gideon Gathimba Kayleigh Paterson
We would like to thank Doqaru for being one of our Platinum Sponsors at this year’s charity dinner. We still have 12 out of 396 tickets available if anyone would like to attend, please get in touch. Also you can help us change lives by sourcing or donating prizes to either our raffle or auction taking place during the evening of the dinner on the 16th of February 2019 at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa. If you can assist or want to get hold the last few remaining tickets please get in touch with Kayleigh on 01224 531084 or email@example.com
A table of 12 has become available for our previously sold out fundraising dinner at Ardoe House Hotel on Saturday 16th February. It will be an evening of 4 inspiring international speakers including the world famous Brother Colm, coach to David Rudisha and several other world record holders and World champions. We’d be grateful if people can share this post so we can sell out the event and start 32 business for families in Kenya, build a specialist play park for Evie in Aberdeenshire and much more! http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/dinner/
We are on the hunt for 34 bottles of wine! “Why” you may ask! We would be incredibly grateful to someone who could kindly co-sponsor the table raffle at our upcoming GEF fundraising dinner in Aberdeen which is headline sponsored by Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd. We already have 2 exciting prizes that 1 person at each of the 34 tables will win but we would love to complete the package by adding a bottle of wine. Your company’s logo would be displayed in the event programme, on screens during the night and mentioned by our MC Dave Moorcroft. At our 2017 event the table raffle was kindly sponsored by Blackadders Solicitors and raised £1,482 which enabled us to build a toilet, shower facility and 4 outdoor kitchens for families in Kenya. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if..
How can an auction or raffle prize change a life? In 2017 Darren Aggasild of Rose Recruitment-Ltd donated a signed & framed Wayne Rooney Man Utd shirt to our fundraising dinner. The winning bid was £300 which enabled us to buy all of the cement, sand and ballast required to build Faith Wanjiku and her mum Felista this new house in April 2017. We would be incredibly grateful to anyone who can donate a prize to either the auction or raffle for our fundraising dinner sponsored by Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd. (which is now sold out) at Ardoe House Hotel on Saturday 16th February 2019. https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/dinner
Looking for a once in a life time adventure in 2019? We still have spaces available for our ‘Kenya 22’ Trip in April where you can climb Mount Kenya, visit the famous Masai Mara for safari, relax the beaches of Mombasa, run our road race whilst also meeting children and families we support. Please email email@example.com if you’d like more information. http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/the-kenya-22
Unfortunately our Haddo Cross Country Races on Sunday 27th January will not be able to go ahead unless we are able to find more people to kindly marshal on the course. There are several points where people we can’t put tape that runners would go the wrong way if we didn’t have marshals. At present we are about 20 people short. It’s quite a long stint as volunteers would be required from 9.30am to 3pm. Each volunteer will get soup and a sandwich from Mrs Smith’s cafe. We would really appreciate it if you can share this post to help us make the event happen. http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/gef-haddo-cross-country
This is a heartwarming poem written by the one and only Alan Brown who we are so grateful to have as part of the GEF family🧡 GEF, what does that mean A great bunch of people, a super team Gideon and Myles the two men at the top One Kenyan, one Scottish and boy do they rock. Running was their world when they first met What they have done no one will forget The kids in Kenya have been given a voice All the families over there can now rejoice. It all started with a mattress for a children’s home But look at it now, boy has it grown What has been achieved in a few short years Hard work, dedication and quite a few tears. Peter, David and Enoch too Amazing people in Kenya to name just a few Mamma Rambo and James the list is never ending. They thank god all the time for our help they’re depending…
Huge thank you to our ambassador and 1,500m champion Bethwell Birgen for donating these items of athletics clothing and footwear to the boys of our GEF Athletics Camp
Thank you to Kirsten Robertson at The Press and Journal for covering our attempts to build a play park for little Evie and her family in Aberdeenshire. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1636456/bid-to-build-youngster-with-cerebral-palsy-her-personal-playpark/
Christmas has come early for our kids thanks to all of you who donated towards our presents campaign The kids have received books, masai blankets, chairs, food, Santa hats and clothes. Thank you for making our kids smile this Christmas. From everyone at GEF we wish you a very Merry Christmas🧡
We received this lovely message this morning from Isaiah Lokiles who we are proud to support through university in Eldoret: Thank you to all Gathimba Edwards Foundation sponsors ,supporters and whoever has ever contributed anything to support the foundation.You have worked tirelessly to make sure i archieved in 2018, You’re among the few amazing people I recognize for my great2018 success and archivements.You are my star buddies. I sometimes ask myself what could life be without you in place ? ,,,,,What could I do without you ?,,,where could I be without you?,,,whom will I be without you? ,,,and so many many questions that have no answers . You mean the world to me Myles and the team, I’m not even ashamed to call you my family guys cause of your unconditional support and love. I really say..