Churchgoers pedal hard for Kenya charity
PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 June 2013
VOLUNTEERS from St Georges Community Church got pedalling in the sunshine to raise cash for a charity supporting the people of Kenya.
The group took part in a charity bike ride along the Strawberry Line and raised more than £400 for the Kenya 2013 team.
Brian Humphreys, who will visit Kenya for the eighth time, and Chris Brown, who will make his fourth visit, will continue the work of the church with the people in Western Kenya.
Brian said: “We thought a bike ride appropriate because if you give a Kenyan a bicycle, it can be life changing.”
Over the past eight years, the church, in Willow Close, has changed many lives through water projects, building a school and providing on-going support to five nurseries, two primary schools, one secondary school and an orphanage.
Church members have also focussed on work with the crippled, many of who are raising their grandchildren, who are orphans, because of AIDS.
Brian added: “People sometimes tell me that I’m wasting my time, that I won’t make a difference, but then I remember the story of a man throwing washed-up fish back into the sea. A passer-by said: there are thousands of fish washed up, you’ll not make a difference. The man threw another fish into the sea and said: I made a difference to that one.”
A container of equipment from Tools With A Mission, will arrive just before the Kenya Team, so they will be able to help distribute sewing machines, bicycles and computers.