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Never ending amazing support from Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Art and Doqaru…..
We will always smile when we think of you Dickson. You brought so much joy to so many lives and this was evident today with the 200+ friends, family and classmates who came to bid you farewell. Thank you to Craig Mathers and everyone who contributed to covering the costs of the funeral, we are extremely touched and grateful for your support. Sleep well our special friend, we will miss you so much🧡
We are incredibly grateful and touched by Craig Mathers efforts to help us cover the costs of Dickson’s funeral today. Any contribution via the link below no matter how small will mean the world to us. Here are Craig’s words: Hi All, an orphaned boy called Dickson died last week of complications associated with HIV. Dickson was a beautiful spirited lad who endeared himself to anyone he met. Despite life’s challenges, including losing both parents to HIV by the age of two, Dickson always had a smile for people. I’d really appreciate it if you could help the Gathimba Edwards Foundation and Dickson by contributing to his funeral costs (Coffin, Hearse, Mortuary Fees, Flowers and so on). My fundraising link is as follows – http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/dicksonsfuneral If you’d rather simply..
Tomorrow we will lay Dickson to rest at his home in Iten We will do all we can to keep his memory and spirit alive in the coming years🧡
Following Dickson tragically passing away last week, it brought back memories of this beautiful post by Nicola Henderson back in 2016 after she had played a major role in the building of a new home for Dickson. “A picture says a thousand words they say. This picture has two pairs of legs, two pairs feet and one pair of trainers. The legs and feet belong to me and Dickson, we are the same just born into different worlds. I am 27 and from a broken family with my parents separating by choice when I was 9, unfortunately a common scenario in Scotland. Dickson is 8 and from a broken family with both his parents passing away from HIV when he was only 2 years old. Dickson also being HIV positive has endured many devastating struggles in his young life, struggles I can’t even imagine. Thanks to the..
Today we got a hugely helpful donation of paper from Angus MacSween of Arjo Wiggins in Aberdeen. Angus attended our GEF dinner last month for the second time and was keen to support us not only financially but with items we need to run GEF Thank you Angus!
A huge THANK YOU to Gillian Watt at And Breathe for the fundraiser event over the weekend for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation! The event involved yoga, mindfulness and serving tea and cakes! Thank you to Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit who were involved too and made wonderful wood cookie decorations for the kids throughout the day! The event raised over £600 for GEF and Gillian will be heading to Kenya as part of our ‘Kenya 22’ trip in a few weeks to see how that money will be spent.
Huge congrats to Rhian of Young Meldrum Runners on her excellent run at Inverness 5k yesterday. Despite being an Under 11 Rhian finished 5th female and 24th overall out of over 1000 runners! Thank you for your amazing support Rhian! To read Rhian’s story or donate please click below: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/runpiggyrun
We will always remember your amazing spirit little Dickson. Our thoughts are with his ‘Gogo’ and extended family at this sad time🧡
Yesterday we lost 11 year old Dickson, one of the brightest shining lights of GEF. In his short life he faced major health challenges but was forever smiling despite the pain he so often suffered. He was a precious soul who touched the heart of everyone he met. There are lots of people to thank for making Dickson’s life as enjoyable as possible…Mama Rambo, Niamh Callaghan, Nicola Henderson, Elizabeth and many others. Special thanks must go to our very own David Sagida (right) for being a father figure, daily carer and best friend to Dickson. RIP Dickson, we will never forget you.
Standard entries to Run Garioch 2019 are closed, however as one of their affiliated charities we have a couple of 5k late entry charity places still available AND one place left in the SOLD OUT half marathon! http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/run-garioch-2019/ Get in touch if you would like to run for Gathimba Edwards Foundation #CharityRun Myles Edwards Gideon Gathimba Kayleigh Paterson
We cannot think Phil Anderson and the teal enough for this amazing support
“The biggest takeaway for me on the night was learning about the humble mattress drive, which went on to be the catalyst that led to GEF. A real eye opener.” Thank you to Pete Preston of One Of My Pals for these lovely words about our GEF dinner. Pete very kindly DJ’ed at the end of the fundraising activities and also sourced the DJ decks free of charge. Pete was a successful DJ for many years but now runs http://www.oneofmypals.com which offers web design, SEO, re-branding and marketing services.
”This life changing trip gives you the opportunity to see the real Kenya. It is filled with unique and memorable experiences as you witness first-hand the impact that your support is having on our families. An eye opening, awe inspiring adventure that will not only change the lives of the people you meet but it will change yours too. You will not regret signing up and you will never forget what you experience here.” http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/the-kenya-22
Excellent interview with the legendary Brother Colm who travelled all the way from Iten, Kenya to Aberdeen to inspire our GEF dinner guests with his story of Irish missionary and geography teacher to one of the world’s most successful distance running coaches!
Yesterday at the Nyeri Central Sub County games GEF’s Angela, Florence, James and Andrew all won multiple events. This means they all qualify for the Nyeri County Schools Championships Well done to all and thank you to Coach Sammy for his excellent assistance and motivation
Huge thanks to Pure Gym Rubislaw for their amazing continued support! Come along tonight for some spin fun