It’s been one hell of a year for me and I’ve wanted to write this blog for a while, but for one reason or another, I’ve just never quite got around to it.
I still can’t quite believe what I accomplished both in terms of actually running a marathon and in fundraising. I have so many reminders around me, but everything still seems like a bit of a dream.
Just in case you missed it the Gathimba Edwards Foundation have a brand new shiny website which looks amazing. You can find it linked here: http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/
Please pop in and have a look around. It’s that good I reckon it is the dogs danglies!
As you were all so very generous I thought it was only right and proper to let you know what the cash has been used for:
First Year University fees for Peter and Fredrick
Computer classes for all of the kids who had finished secondary school
Driving lessons for Eliud Mugoya in January
Bought a TV for the Pavilion Children’s home
The rest of the money has ensured that all 22 children have not missed a day of school due to lack of fees. It has also provided them with school uniforms and 3 meals a day.
This is not my last blog of the year. I will do a review on what has gone on with my running over the past 12 months.
In the meantime though I would like to thank you for all your support. I will be raising funds again next year for the Foundation when I take on my second Marathon (Loch Ness) in September 2015. Again, I haven’t picked an easy one, but what the heck at least I’ll have earned every penny of that fundraising.
I couldn’t have done any of this without you all, so it only remains for me to wish you all (whatever your religion or belief system) a happy festive season. xxx