Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lemoru, Kenya: Project 4810

For today's post I wanted to highlight a project that two of my friends (Daniel and Verity Yardy) are closely involved with. Every year, a team from Trinity Church goes to a rural village in Kenya (Lemoru) to physically and financially support the various projects there.
This year Daniel and Verity personally embarked on an epic journey named project 4810. Read the two emails below from Daniel to get a better understanding of the project and ways to donate:
Email 1:
Dear Friends,
This week Verity and I are embarking on a challenge to climb 4,810m to the summit of Mont Blanc whilst raising £4,810 for a charity project that we am very closely involved with.
Over the past 3 years I have been travelling out to a rural community called 'Lemoru' in Kenya, to help them build a medical clinic to serve the wider community and the local orphanage.  Currently they have to walk nearly a whole day to get any medical attention and with diseases like Malaria being so prevalent in their community they often do not survive.
In October Verity is going back to (with others) to complete the fit-out of the clinic and to assist with buying the medical equipment and supplies they need to get the clinic up and running.
Please help us achieve our goal of raising the £4,810.  It would be great to know whilst climbing the highest summit in Western Europe, that for every meter climbed we are helping raise £1 towards this fantastic project!!
All the money raised goes direct to the project, all the expenses of the climb are met by myself.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.  Hope we make it!!!!
Email 2:
Dear All,
Thank you so much for your messages of support and donation pledges over the past week, we really needed it as the climb proved to be an unbelievable challenge!!
We were hoping to complete it in 4 days (allowing for acclimatisation) however due to bad weather we had to try and do it in 3.  Unfortunately I fell very ill on day 3 and we had to return to the valley when I had reached 500m from the summit.  After recovering, we still had a 2 day weather window to get back to the top, but we no longer had a guide!!
However, we couldn't face coming home having not reached the summit, so we decided on another attempt on our own.  We finally reached the summit on day 6 (Friday at 8am), having only slept about 8 hours all week!!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us achieve our target of £4,810 by next week, when Verity and the gang travel out to Kenya.  We have already received some very kind donations and are now half way (nearly £2,500).  This is a very worthy cause which we are directly involved with and we get to see exactly where the money goes and how it transforms the lives of the people in this community!!
We now have a PayPal link for giving donations (as below) and I have also listed a few other ways you can donate.
Once again, thank you so much for your support!!
Ways to donate:
1.      PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4X6C4ZAY3A99E
2.      Text: LTHC12 £10 (The code is simply the acronym for Lemoru Trinity Health Centre 2012 - and then a donation of £10.  This is then added to your mobile phone contract bill or deducted from your pay-as-you-go credit.  You then get a text confirming your donation)  Give it a go yourself to see how easy it is. Please note that there is a space between the code and the amount being donated.
3.      Internet Banking:  Community Development Initiatives - Sort Code:  08-60-01; Account Number:  20136572 If you have online banking can do a simple transfer and put LTHC12 as the reference.
4.      Cash/Cheque: Please forward to me at A2O Ltd, Pump House Farm, Ongar Rd, Brentwood CM15 0LA.  Cheques to be made out to Community Development Initiatives.
p.s. If you have any questions about the charity or the project, please don't hesitate to ask.
Watch this YouTube video more on the project.
Please support this very worthy cause in any way you can, whether it is financially, through prayer, or fasting.
Love and blessings,
Ronell x
"And Jesus said, 'Whatever you Did for the least of these...you did it for me' " {Matthew 25v40}

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