Coffee mornings raise over £1k for Kenyan charity housebuilding project

Gathimba Edwards Foundation coffee morning
The coffee morning was raising funds for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation. Photo: Facebook/Gathimba EdwardsFoundation

A pair of coffee mornings, organised by Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF) volunteers have collectively raised £1,162 for the Scottish based Kenyan charity.

Caroline Tough’s coffee morning raised over £340 ahead of her trip to Kenya which leaves on Friday while another organised by Susan and Derek Brown’s added £821 for the house building materials.

Coffee, tea and a selection of herbal teas along with mouthwatering home bakes were all on offer at Caroline’s event at Haymarket in Edinburgh on Saturday along with the opportunity to win prizes in a raffle.

Gathimba Edwards Foundation coffee morning
Some of the delicious cakes which were on offer at the coffee morning for the Scottish charity. Photos: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

In total, Caroline’s GEF Coffee Morning raised a fantastic £341.15 which brings her total raised to date to a whopping £8,140.15 while Susan and Derek’s collection has risen to £2,516.

Gathimba Edwards Foundation coffee morning
Some of the delicious treats on offer at Susan and Derek Brown’s coffee morning. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

All proceeds from the events will go towards the building materials for houses which Caroline and the other GEF volunteers will help to build in Kenya this month for two of the families supported by the charity.

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The house which Caroline helps to build will be dedicated to the memory of her cousin, Dr John Lindsay who died suddenly last year. John spent his professional life helping people so it is fitting that Dr John’s house will help many people for years to come.

This year’s housebuilding trip will run from 7th to 19th October during which the volunteers will build two new homes for families in Karatina, Nyeri County.

Anne, Faith, Phoeby and Ivy will be four of the Kenyan children moving into the new homes along with their mums and siblings.

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Two of the children who will benefit from the GEF housebuilding project. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

If you would like to donate to Caroline’s fundraising appeal, you can do so via her TotalGiving page.

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