Gurkhas run the distance from Mount Kenya to Mount Everest to fundraise for Kenyan school

The Gurkhas in Kenya
2nd Battalion The Royal Ghurkha Rifles with pupils and staff from Lairagwan School. Photo: Facebook/BATUKofficial

During their deployment in Kenya, the British Army Training Unit Kenya’s latest Force Protection Platoon, provided by the 2nd Battalion The Royal Ghurkha Rifles, have completed their challenge to collectively run the 6,133 km distance from Mount Kenya to Mount Everest to raise much needed funds for a Kenyan school.

The Gurkhas in Kenya
The Gurkhas with some of the items they generously donated to the Kenyan school. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

All 35 personnel from B Company, 4 Platoon took part in the fundraising challenge which took over 30 days to complete.

Led by Lance Corporal Janga Bahadur Rai they managed to raise more than £1,000 pounds for Lairagwan Primary School children in Nanyuki region, Kenya.

This donation along with educational equipment and other gifts including new shoes, football goals, netball posts, desks, stationary and drinking cups were handed over to Kenyan School and pupils before the unit returned to the UK.

All School children and teachers were extremely grateful and pleased when they received the donation from Gurkhas.

The Gurkhas in Kenya
Football posts go up just in time for the World Cup. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Lairagwan Primary School is a public-owned mixed day-only primary school providing eduction to 844 children aged between 3 to 15 years of age.