During the month of October team MDT have been running, walking, stepping, pedalling and fishing… all with a common purpose- to raise a few bob for the magnificent Gathimba Edwards Foundation, their charity partner, and specifically the foundation's Two Feet Business Start Ups project.
Monies raised will see the birth of four new Kenyan businesses: Mama Mary in Karatina will set up her fruit selling business; Mama Rael in Iten will begin sheep farming; Mama Wacera in Karatina will establish her grocery stand and Mama Naomi will begin horticultural farming in Iten.
Raising enough money will enable the creation of four self-sufficient, sustainable businesses which will have significant positive knock-on impacts for the business Mama’s and their families.
Now reaching the half way point of MDT International’s Active October campaign, the small team have clocked up 266 miles... and caught 21 fish! They've received ‘active’ contributions from Aberdeen, Ballater, Beckenham, Finland, Headcorn, Inverbervie, Italy, Montrose and not forgetting, The People's Republic of Fyvie!
Most importantly, thanks to the generous support of many, they have smashed through their fundraising target and ensured that all four businesses will indeed start up. After speaking with the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, MDT agreed that any/all surplus funds raised will be used to provide food and essential items to some 80 families that GEF have been supporting throughout the CV19 pandemic.
As this is a month long campaign, the MDT team have now set their sights on reaching a combined 500 miles by the end of October and hope to continue to use their ‘two feet and a fishing rod' to raise even more money.
To donate please click the below link and to learn more about the fantastic Gathimba Edwards Foundation, co-founded by a young Aberdeen loon and his Kenyan Buddie, then jump on to their website. There are no end of ways that you can get actively involved.
Team MDT Active October Fundraising Page: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/mdt8
Gathimba Edwards Foundation Website: https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/
MDT International Website: https://www.mdtinternational.com/