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Pupil Mairi Raises Essential Money for Kenyan Community

Friday 1 May 2020

The effects of COVID-19 aren't always the illness itself, and Mairi (UVI, MSH) has been raising essential money to help others.

Mairi, (UVI, MSH) lives in Gilgil, in Kenya, and has been raising money for her community. She writes: 

"Because there is no tourism at the moment, and the cut-flower export market has completely closed down, 4000 people in Gilgil Kenya are on the verge of death from starvation. We have begun an emergency food project but are only able to feed 300 people. I know many of you have been touched by Kenya and more specifically Gilgil, either by visiting with the Hunt, or attending Pembroke House School.

Last weekend I climbed the equivalent of Mount Kenya (5,199m), by walking up the Pembroke Bridge 704 times. That is 19,712 steps in order to raise money for the people of Gilgil. It took us 5 hours and 45 minutes. 

We walked up the stairs with the pink arrow 704 times.

Walking down didn't count. So far we have raised £1000."

If you'd like to support Mairi and the newly destitute unemployed in Kenya, her website is still open: Please follow this link to donate  

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