A massive thank you to Figment Coffee for donating a specially made Walnut & Kenyan Coffee cake by their in-house team, for our Christmas Fair bake sale this Saturday. 11-2pm at Rubislaw Church Centre! Don’t be late if you want to get your hands on a slice of this, we don’t expect it will be available for long 🧡 #charity #localcommunity #figmentcoffee #givingkidsinkenyaachancethisChristmas
We would really appreciate it if someone could donate a bottle of gin or whisky towards our Xmas Fair this weekend so that it can be the prize for the roll the pound coin fundraising game
New GEF running jackets and casual hoodies in stock now – £25 each They will first be on sale at our Xmas Fair this coming Saturday from 11am to 2pm at Rubislaw Church Centre, Aberdeen and then via our online shop later this month. http://gathimbaedwards.wixsite.com/shop
We need one more volunteer to make our GEF Xmas Fair possible this Saturday. It takes places from 11am to 2pm at Rubislaw Church Centre, Aberdeen. Ideally volunteers would arrive 10am. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Our annual GEF Cross Country races at Haddo House will take place on Sunday 27th January. The event will not be part of the usual overall series this year but the Balgownie event will take place 17th Feb. Full info coming next week.
96% of tickets sold for GEF dinner 14 tickets remaining out of 396! Thanks so much for the amazing support!! http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/dinner
This weekend will see our FIRST Christmas Fair take place. We would love to see you all there 🙂 We will have delicious homebakes on sale, made by some of our very special volunteers, as well as Christmas gifts, cards and toys! Don’t forgot we will have tickets for our Xmas raffle (which will be drawn at the end of the fair). Prizes include: ~ £50 Voucher for Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa – An occasion make-up and spray tan voucher from Belle Ame Make Up Artistry – 2 Ike Inc printed t-shirts – donated by Stirling Smith – An unlimited comedy card for 2 people for a year to Breakneck Comedy – 2 hour lesson with PADDLEFAST for 2 people – £150 voucher for The Stack Restaurant and Bar in Stonehaven – donated by the staff at MDT International #Aberdeen #ChristmasFair #Charity
Special people make special things happen. On Saturday night Ali Mathers and her friends raised an incredible £1,004 towards the costs of building a house for a family down the valley from Iten, Kenya. All of this is being done in memory of Ali’s father John🧡 The family of 7 children and their parents currently live in the mid house pictured here. The roof leaks water when it rains, they have no toilet so have to go in the bush, there is no furniture and the children are suffering from malnutrition. Sadly they lost a baby last year due to a lack of food and proper nutrition. Thank you to everyone who supported Saturday night’s party to change the lives of this family for the better. Ali’s efforts have now raised £1,314 towards the £4,600 target for a 3 bedroom house with furniture..
We have just had these beautiful homemade items donated for our Christmas Fair #ThankYouMillarFamily The hamper will be a prize for a lucky winner in our raffle, and Myles is holding a lovely tray of ‘Magic Reindeer Food’ which will be on sale next Saturday at Rubislaw Church Centre! #GivingKidsAChanceInKenyaThisChristmas
Who is coming along Ali’s Gathimba Edwards Foundation fundraising party TOMORROW? Sure to be a fun-filled evening with lots of raffle prizes, games and fun for all the family! Message Ali MacGregor Mathers for more information!
Entry for Run Garioch 2019 is open – If you would like to represent Gathimba Edwards Foundation in any of the categories? Please get in touch with us through email@example.com and we can send you our GEF entry code just for you! Running for GEF means all the money you raise would go towards supporting underprivileged children in Kenya and helping us to provide them with a better start in life. Every child deserves to enjoy their childhood and live without fear <3 #RunGarioch2019 #Running #Aberdeenshire #Charity #sports
Tickets for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation dinner at Ardoe on Sat 16th Feb 2019 are close to selling out. We’d really appreciate anyone else who’d like to attend getting in touch soon. Thanks to all who have already bought tickets! There will be 4 inspiring international speakers including the legendary Brother Colm. He arrived in Iten, Kenya from Ireland as a missionary in 1976 and taught geography at St Patricks Boys Secondary School. Early on, he was asked to help out on the running track, and discovered a passion that has lasted to this day. What happened next is now the stuff of legend! Under Colm’s guidance, more than 20 Olympic and World Championship medal winners would emerge from this tiny school, including the current 800 metre world record holder David Rudisha. http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/dinner
***!!! RAFFLE PRIZE UPDATE !!!*** A special thanks to Belle Ame Make Up Artistry for donating not only a make up session but also a complimentary Spray Tan! Perfect prizes just in time for the festive period! Our raffle is taking place at our Christmas Fair at Rubislaw Church Centre on the 17th of November, and all the money raised on the day will do towards our Christmas campaign which will hopefully see us give all the 300 children we support a meal and book this Christmas <3 We hope to see you at the Fair between 11 am and 2 pm! #Aberdeen #Charity #GEF #ChristmasFair #donations
Hazlehead, Tough and St Peter’s Primary Schools have signed up to our new school child twinning programme which will see schools all over the world write to our GEF children in Kenya. This weekend some of the children at Pavilion Village children’s home were writing letters with our team member, James. These letters will go to the above schools who sponsor them through our new and improved programme. Our kids in a Kenya love letter writing – it helps improve their English, and both the UK and Kenyan children get the opportunity to learn about different cultures. The children in Kenya will also be fundraising to support a child with disabilities in Aberdeen through the Neil Jaffrey Local Child In Need Award. ~ Connecting Children, Creating Chances ~ http://www.gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/connecting-children-creating-chances
“I came to Kenya with a hammer, a saw, a measuring tape and three builder’s pencils ready to make a difference. Yet, I left with so much more.” Read 17 year old, Keshna’s full story about her experience in Kenya with Gathimba Edwards Foundation via the link. We are holding an information night TONIGHT (1st Nov) at 7pm at Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen, to speak about our 2019 volunteer trips. Please come along if you would like to hear more…
CAN YOU HELP? We are looking for volunteers to help at our Christmas Fair on the 17TH of NOVEMBER in Aberdeen. Helpers are needed from 10 AM until 2 PM to assist with set up, manning stalls and spreading the Christmas cheer. Get in touch with Kayleigh by email on Kayleigh@gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org #GivingKidsInKenyaAChanceThisChristmas