Charity walker completes 171km Kenya walk for Nyumbani Scotland Trust’s 25th Anniversary

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Mark James prepares to set off on his walk to raise money for Nyumbani Scotland Trust. Photo: Facebook/Mark James

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.

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Mark James during his charity walk for Nyumbani Scotland Trust. Photo: Facebook/Paulina Nzisa

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.

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UK Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens with Mark James at the end of his charity walk. Photo: Facebook/Paulina Nzisa

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.

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.


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