Kenyan children helped after cycle ride raises £2k

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 May 2018

Yatton Strawberry Line, Kenya Hope Charity sponsored walk and cycle ride.

Yatton Strawberry Line, Kenya Hope Charity sponsored walk and cycle ride.

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Around £2,000 was raised during a sponsored cycle ride and walk for a charity helping children in Kenya.

Yatton Strawberry Line, Kenya Hope Charity sponsored walk and cycle ride.Yatton Strawberry Line, Kenya Hope Charity sponsored walk and cycle ride.

Brian Humphreys, from Worle, set up Kenya Hope Charity in 2017 to help children in poverty.

He organised an event on Saturday, where 25 people walked or cycled along the Strawberry Line in Yatton.

Brian said: “Because we are a small charity with very low overheads, all of the money will be used to uplift desperately poor families. We have already begun rebuilding a collapsed hut for £300, and an orphan’s six-year vision problem is being cured for only £70.

“Imagine that, a child suffering vision problems for six years, because the family couldn’t afford the treatment.”

Brian and three other volunteers will soon head to Kenya where they will rebuild huts, plus repair roofs and schools.

To learn more about the charity, visit www.kenyahopecharity.org

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