Mark James has celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Nyumbani Scotland Trust by completing a 3-day, 171km charity walk across Kenya.
Nyumbani was founded as Kenya’s first hospice for children affected by the HIV pandemic and 25 years later, they continue to help children heal and thrive. Mark’s desire to support the charity comes from seeing their work first hand and the knowledge that the money raised goes directly to helping the children.
This isn’t the first time Mark, from Montrose in Scotland, has supported the charity, having previously sponsored the construction of Year 1 Class in the Children of God Relief Institute (COGRI) Vocational Training Centre.
Completing the trek from Nyumbani Village to the Celebration for the COGRI – Nyumbani Children’s Home on Sunday, he was met by the Deputy UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Susie Kitchens.
Tweeting from the event, Ms Kitchens congratulated the fundraiser, adding that this “inspirational community activity” has given 20,000 children who have been affected by HIV a lifeline.
Also attending the home for the anniversary celebrations was Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
Congrats to British walker Mark James who raised money for #Cogri-Nyumbani on its 25th birthday celebration, with @FirstLadyKenya. 20,000 kids affected by HIV been given a lifeline here, inspirational community activity pic.twitter.com/f1jTE0L9x4
— Susie Kitchens (@SusieKitchens) February 4, 2018
Mark set himself a target of £1,000 for his fundraising walk, but at the time of writing, he had exceeded that total by just under £400. Even though he has completed his trek, you can still donate to his appeal and support the continuing work of the Nyumbani Scotland Trust by visiting his JustGiving page.