Thank you so much to Nicola Henderson and her dream team of Calli F, Calli S, Sophie and Aimee who gave up their Saturday to do a bag pack at Tesco Langstracht to raise funds for the building materials for four houses we will build in Iten next week. They raised over £340!!🧡 With that Nicola and Michael’s fundraising total has now gone over the £2,000 mark. Thank you to Tesco and everyone who has donated, helped and supported them and GEF in so many ways! https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/nhmk
Huge thanks to Naomi Cherop Muge for donating 6 bags of cement towards the building of 4 houses our volunteers will build in Iten next week.
£460 was raised at Caroline’s GEF Coffee Morning which takes her total fundraising for the house building she will take part in this month in Iten, Kenya to a staggering £9,736!!!! Thank you so so much to Caroline, Bill and their amazing family and friends for this unbelievable support🧡 Let’s build these houses https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/carolinetough2
Caroline Tough and her friends and family have been busy baking these amazing cakes for the GEF Coffee Morning in Edinburgh today! It will take place between 10am and 12 noon at 26/1 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh. Coffee, tea and a selection of herbal teas will be served together with these (and more) mouthwatering home bakes. There will also be the opportunity to win prizes in our raffle. Reserve your spot by making a donation to Caroline’s fundraising site below and please state the number of people coming to the event. All funds raised will go towards the building materials for the houses that our volunteers will build in Kenya in 10 days time. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped bake these awesome cakes and to Caroline for organising this fantastic event in memory of her friend Cheryl…
GEF COFFEE MORNING, EDINBURGH. You are cordially invited to the GEF Charity Coffee Morning, Saturday 14 July, between 10am and 12 noon at 26/1 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh (which is on the 12, 26 and 31 bus route). Coffee, tea and a selection of herbal teas will be served together with mouthwatering home bakes. There will also be the opportunity to win prizes at our raffle. Reserve your spot by making a donation to Caroline’s fundraising site below and please state the number of people coming to the event. All funds raised will go towards the building materials for the houses that our volunteers will build in Kenya 2 weeks time. Huge thanks to Caroline Tough for organising this fantastic event in memory of her friend Cheryl. One of the houses which we (Caroline included) will build is for..
CALLUM HAS DONE IT!!! “DONE! Extra 3km added from being stupid and getting lost, means circa 117km in 17 hours 34 mins. Popped some painkillers with 10km to go and WAS ABLE TO RUN THE WHOLE FINAL 7KM!haha. Trying to make it back to the apartment, slow progress as you can see. Cheers to all who have donated so far, I’ll get a proper look when I’m alive again.” https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/callumwalker2018
GEF are bag packing at Tesco Superstore, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen today until 4pm. Come along to support and find out more about our volunteer house building project which takes place later this month in Kenya
Another weekend and another hero doing something crazy for GEF!! At 1am this morning Callum Walker set off from Neptunes staircase in Fort William, and is attempting one of Scotlands toughest running challenges. He will aim to complete 71 miles through some of the most stunning scenery that Scotland has to offer, down at the side of lochs & rivers, climbing up through forests to the top of the hills which make the dramatic and vast glens all the way to Inverness. Why’s he doing this? Each year Callum does a mad running challenge to raise funds for the school fees of Jelegat Rotich who is now 12 years old. Thanks to Callum and everyone who supports his efforts, Jelegat is doing fantastic despite the very difficult challenges she has had so far in life. Sadly her father passed away in 2014..
It was an honour to be part of Hazlehead Primary School’s achievement assembly this morning. Congratulations to Emily Bain who won the inaugural GEF Responsibility trophy. It was amazing to see how happy other kids were for their friends winning awards, despite not winning one themselves. We see this a lot in Kenya when we build a house for a family and the whole community comes out to celebrate. Well done to everyone who is making this school have such a positive impact on the kids and their futures. Ps it was also really cool to meet Gregor Townsend who was their to inspire the kids and hand out the awards.
1 year ago Gladys and her children were sleeping in the ‘house with no walls’, with no source of income and the kids faced an uncertain future without education. 12 months on and they are in their new home, 3 of the 9 children are sponsored and in school full-time and crops such as groundnuts, sweet potatoes, green grams, maize and pumpkins are growing well around their home. To find out how you can ensure the remaining 7 kids can be in school full-time please click here: http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/sponsor-a-child
Our heroes hit the news! Many thanks to Christine Appel for the coverage! http://scottishrunningguide.com/news/mzungo-manics-dee-challenge
Pick a box for £5 to win £100!! If we manage to sell all 100 boxes £400 will go towards the building material costs of the houses our volunteers build in Kenya next month. Comment below to choose your box
They’ve done it!!!! https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/themzungomaniacs
The 3 heroes are 18 hours into their epic 90 mile run from the source to the mouth of the River Dee! They are almost at Potarch and they are tired but determined! Their efforts are raising funds for children currently on our waiting list for support🧡 https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/themzungomaniacs
And their underway!!! Andrew, Sarah and Rod will run the length of the River Dee, from source to the mouth. The source being at the peak of Britain’s 3rd highest mountain, Braeriach, back down to Aberdeen, approximately 90 miles. Starting at 4.30pm today they will hopefully get back to Aberdeen tomorrow afternoon. Keep a track of them on the following link. http://racedrone.net/event/mzungomaniacs Click here to donate towards their efforts that will help us support kids on our waiting list that are in desperate need of help. https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/themzungomaniacs
Are you in Edinburgh on 14th July between 10am and 12pm? Do you like yummy homemade cakes? If so, please join in the fun at our GEF Charity Coffee and Cake morning which is raising funds to build house in Kenya next month.