GA member Tom Hawes of Tilnar Art has recently returned from a visit to the Ngando slums in Nairobi to see how local schools are using the £1,500 that his company raised through The Tilnar Cycle Challenge, which took place in June.
It inspires cyclists to see how far they can cycle in one day and Tilnar donates £9 of every £12.95 entry fee to either Porridge and Rice – the charity which supports the Nairobi schools – or to Cancer Research UK. This year, in addition to Tilnar's charitable donations from the entry fees, cyclists taking part in the event raised a total of over £10,000 for the charities of their choice.
Tom was amazed by the very warm welcome he received from the children and staff in Ngando and said that he looks forward to being able to make a further donation to Porridge & Rice after next year's Tilnar Challenge, which will take place on June 26th, 2016.
Posted: 15 March 2019