Aberdeen fundraiser begins 15 mile daily running challenge on behalf of Kenyan family

Alan Brown Gathimba Edwards Foundation
Alan Brown is hoping to raise £11,619 to support a Kenyan family he met on a recent trip to Kenya with the Gathimba Edwards Foundation. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

Gathimba Edwards Foundation fundraiser Alan Brown has started his latest challenge which will see him running 15 miles every morning for seven days to raise money to help support a Kenyan family.

At 105 miles, the equivalent of four marathons, this will be the most the 63-year-old has ever run in a single week.

He was inspired to launch his fundraising effort following a recent visit to Kenya with the Aberdeen based charity during which he met Ephraim Mwangi, his wife Beth and their daughters Abigail and Juliet.

Ephraim was knocked off his bike last year and broke his femur. After going to two different hospitals for treatment, he has endured infections and is in considerable pain. He is still on crutches and cannot bend his leg which makes it very difficult for him to get about, and will mean he will be unable to work as a builder for a considerable time.

Also, escalating hospital bills have left him unable to take Abigail to start the secondary school he had promised and that her grades merited.

Alan is hoping that he will raise £1,650 to pay for Ephraim’s medical treatment, his much needed next operation and Abigail’s school fees.

Whatever I am going to go through is nothing compared to what Empraim has had to endure, please help me to make his life better.

This isn’t Alan’s first fundraising initiative. Last year, he encouraged 105 of his friends to give up something costing £3 each week from April to December last year and instead donate the money to the charity, which raised an amazing £11,619.

At the time of writing, Alan has raised £869 (53%) of his latest target from 22 donations. If you would like to support his fundraising effort, please visit his TotalGiving page.

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