Safaricom Marathon and 5km in Lewa Game Reserve

We will be running in the Safaricom Marathon and 5km in Lewa Game Reserve, Kenya on Saturday.

Here is more information from our fundraising page.

Thanks for taking a look at our family sponsorship page for our Kenyan run! Through this page, you can sponsor us, making donations to Tusk Trust, a charity supporting communities and conservation across Africa, and Worldwide Silver Lining, the charity supporting Magnet School & Orphanage in Nairobi. Since 2010 (when Jerry and Camille visited Magnet School for the first time), we have supported the school as a family and last year Jerry and Eléa visited again. Magnet School & Orphanage is in one of the poorest suburbs of Nairobi, and provides a home and education to some 200 children. The work of Tusk Trust spans Africa, and we shall visit some of the projects, which include local schools, water projects, health clinics, besides the conservation and anti-poaching work.

Now, it is the turn for Nikki to run the Half-Marathon with Jerry, and for Camille and Eléa to run the 5km race against the locals, with vocal support from Clara and the wild animals! The races are at altitude… in the intense African heat… and on a route that takes you through the bush in the Lewa Conservancy game reserve.

If you would like to sponsor us, be reassured that (a) Tusk and Worldwide Silver Lining run tight ships meaning there is no wasted money in admin or bureaucracy – your money will make a direct and real difference and (b) even if some of us love running, we really will be hurting from about the half-way mark of our respective races!

For more information see:

We really appreciate your support and, on behalf of Tusk Trust and Magnet School & Orphanage and the wonderful communities they support, thank you for any donations you care to make. A big thank you, too to those who have contributed games kit, clothes and stationery that we are taking to Magnet High School & Orphanage and Lewa Primary School!

(Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on Tusk Trust’s and Worldwide Silver Lining’s behalf if you make a donation and qualify for gift aid.)

Best wishes and thanks from us all,

Jerry, Nikki, Camille, Eléa and Clara

I will be away for a few weeks as we support these charities.

Please contact Haslemere Town Council in my absence or the Surrey County Council Help Desk on 0208 5419000.