April’s RideLondon cycle raises £1k for Kibera children

April at the end of her RideLondon journey. Photo: Facebook/TheLunchbowlNetwork

April McDevitt, a volunteer fundraiser for British based Kenyan charity The Lunchbowl Network, has raised £1,000 by taking part in RideLondon.

RideLondon, known through sponsorship as Prudential RideLondon, is an annual three-day festival of cycling held in London. It was developed by the Mayor of London, London and Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council, and is managed by London & Surrey Cycling Partnership.

The festival was designed as an annual legacy from the Olympic Games and first held in 2013. The format consists of a series of cycling events on closed roads around London and Surrey for amateur cyclists and professionals, culminating in the London–Surrey Classic, a one-day international road cycling event.

April was the sole rider supporting The Lunchbowl Network at the event with every single £1 she raised going to feed vulnerable and orphaned children in the Kibera.

The Lunchbowl Network feeds 480 orphaned and vulnerable children every day in Kibera, Nairobi. They also educate and feed a further 200 children in their International Angel Kindergarten in Kibera.

These children are the youngest and most vulnerable children in Kibera who all come from highly impoverished backgrounds. The Lunchbowl Network provides a sponsorship programme for their Kindergarten children. 82p per day (£25 per month) provides a child with an excellent education and three daily meals.

In September, April is volunteering for a week in Nairobi, working with special needs’ children in the Angel Kindergarten and assisting in the feeding programme, the rugby programme and any physical tasks as needed in the Kibera.

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