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To Kenya via the Camino de Santiago

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Victoria Mansfield
Sarria

To build a classroom for children with learning disabilities in the village of Wiyumiririe in central Kenya.

Raising money for
St Andrew's Church Stewton

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Total raised
£1,985.55

Target
£3000.00

66%

Donations accepted until 14-01-2018

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About

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.

Event details

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.

Event date

09-October-2017 09:00  - 
14-October-2017 16:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed

Location

24 Rúa San Lázaro,
Sarria,
Lugo,
27600,
SPAIN

Donations

Well done Rob and Victoria. Robert and Pauline Williams
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-10-2017
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Kim
on 20-10-2017
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-10-2017
£2.50
£0.63 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-10-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-10-2017
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jim Byrne
on 15-10-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
All the best with your Journey. may you and your Dad have a safe journey and a great Experience during the trip.
Donation by Umesh Gowda
on 13-10-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Hope those feet are surviving
Donation by The Bells
on 10-10-2017
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Best feet forward. A brilliant challenge and experience for a much needed classroom. Well done. xx
Donation by Dotti
on 09-10-2017
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
Wishing you all the best for the trek.. have fun! Xx
Donation by Katie and Joe
on 08-10-2017
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,284.05
Offline Donations: £701.50
Total Raised: £1,985.55
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,286.58

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