Well I guess it’s my own fault! When I asked Rachel Gallagher to take on the role as Chair of our affiliated charity, the Camps International Trust I should have anticipated the ‘order’ to sign up for the BUPA 10k run in London on 25th May. She clearly has absolutely no concern for the fact that I am supremely unfit and fast approaching forty so sympathies not forthcoming, I am now on the campaign trail and training like Rocky Balboa. Complaining aside, I am super fired up to be running for a cause I feel passionately about. Let me outline the exact cause that proceeds from my sweat and tears will go to here and I hope you will take a couple of minutes to dip into your pocket and sponsor me. You can either donate via my just giving page here or complete the attached sponsor form. Please note that my just giving page will expire on the day of the run. Our aim is to raise money to create a feeding programme for Sasenyi Primary school in the Rukinga Sanctuary on the outskirts of Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Since the post election troubles in Kenya there has been an acute shortage of maize. Currently the situation is very bleak for children at the school. They have one small meal at night in their homes. The next morning they have a cup of water before walking to school. For some of them this can be up to 2 hours. At school they have nothing all day, not even water, before returning home again in the evening. Our programme would aim to feed the 600 pupils at the primary school, aged roughly from 7 ‰ÛÒ 15, and 200 under 7‰Ûªs from the pre primary school. Camps International Trust has a team of 15 runners. The minimum sponsorship we are looking for is å£350. This would feed all 800 children for half of the school year. å£700 from every runner would provide a meal for every child every day they attend school for a whole year.

Kids from Sasenyi School

Kids from Sasenyi School

Each kilometre we run will add another week to our feeding programme and I hope you will find the time and inspiration to make a donation. Many thanks, Stuart Rees Jones MD Camps