Cycling Kenya for Rosie

First of all I would like to say a massive thank you for your tremendous support. Thanks

to your generosity we smashed our original target and revised targets and have now hit

over £7, 000 in fact the cycle challenge fund has now reached £7,128 and  with  gift aid

of £1,339 the total increases to £8,467. (This has increased the overall Rosie fund to just

over £50,000!) It was an incredibly tough 10 days (we wouldn’t have wanted it any other

way) but we reached Bungoma on time and in one piece. When struggling to get up the

never ending hills I thought of Rosie and your messages of encouragement and they

gave me the boost to keep going. Yet no physical pain can ever get close to the sadness

of Rosie not being here with us. But Rosie was with me.  I saw her through the beauty of

the Kenyan countryside and I saw her smile on the faces of the children in the villages we

passed through. I always expected making it to the South End Academy and meeting

Brenda (the teacher we are all funding) and the children, would be the highlight of our trip

and I was right, they were amazing. I was overwhelmed by their love, energy, creativity

and passion. Their room is called “The Rosie Dwyer Art Room” and her photos and artwork

adorn one big notice board.  All this was the reason I was there, it was hard to contain such powerful and very mixed emotions.
I had no doubt that Rosie’s fund was making a big difference but I never thought that the

funding had and will continue to have such a big positive impact on the lives of so many

children. As soon as we can get a chance, Jacob and I will put together photos and a short

film of our visit to the school, which will tell the story and show you how your generosity

has transformed the lives of so many children.

Thank you