To Kenya via the Camino de Santiago
In the mid 1990s St. Andrew's Church, Stewton, near Louth in Lincolnshire, began an association with the community of Wiyumiririe in Laikipia in central Kenya. Initially the church supported local Kenyan children through their education and provided uniforms and books to enable them to go to school. This fundraising was achieved by holding open weekends and coffee mornings at the church and sales of produce. This has developed into a long term association which has enabled the Kenyan community to build a church which they achieved themselves using their skills and initiatives.
The congregation of St. Andrew's have continued their supportive links with the community and have not forgotten the enthusiasm and willingness the people have to help themselves.
The latest initiative evolved from a visit by the Reverend Robert Mansfield and his daughter Victoria to the community in Kenya at Easter 2016 where they saw first hand the pressing need to provide adequate facilities for the children with learning disabilities.
In the interim St. Andrew's has supported other projects within the village but this challenging opportunity is their latest.
Walking the last 110km of the Camino to Santiago
Robert and Victoria will be walking the final 110 kilometres of the ancient pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain over 5 days in October 2017 in order to raise funds to build the classroom.
Please don't think of a European style classroom but something more basic which has to fit in with the rest of the school environment.
The walk will be both challenging and rewarding but Robert and Victoria will have the needs of the children in the community in Wiyumiririe at the forefront of their minds throughout which will help them get through the difficult times.
They hope to raise awareness of this project and they invite you to share their vision with them and enable them to realise their goals.
Running / Walking
Event is completed
Location24 Rúa San Lázaro,
with gift aid: £2,286.58
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