Kenyan charities set to benefit from proceeds of fundraiser in memory of former British Army signaller who served in Kenya

Jack Mitchell in Kenya
Jack Mitchell loved the Kenyan wildlife.

A couple of Kenyan charities will benefit from the proceeds of a special charity day in memory of Jack Mitchell at Painswick rugby club this weekend.

24-year-old jack died in February last year and had served as a signaller for the British Army in Kenya.

24-year-old Jack Mitchell died of a bleed to the brain after he was punched in the head during a night out with friends in the Warehouse nightclub in Stroud on February 5, 2017. At the time, he was serving as a Royal Artillery gunner in 32 Regiment and had returned from a six month posting in Nanyuki with BATUK during which time he and his army colleagues had regularly volunteered to work at local orphanages.

Jack Mitchell in Kenya
During a 6 month posting with BATUK, Jack would often visit local orphanages with his colleagues.

The highlight of the fundraiser was Painswick All Stars battling Jack’s former friends and colleagues from 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery for the Jack Mitchell Memorial Trophy, as well as Painswick Under 13s taking on Biggleswade.

Guests also enjoyed a number of attractions including bouncy castles, face painting, a BBQ, a prize draw raffle and ice cream with karaoke and disco bringing the evening to a close.

Money raised from the memorial day will be shared between Painswick Rugby Club, Nanyuki Children’s Charitable Trust and the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.

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