In October last year one of EnKI’s inspiring trustees, Richard Bray, undertook the Racing the Planet, Sahara Run – and completed the 250km in a staggering 36 hours 58 minutes – placing 16th out of the 160 runners – and in so doing raised £2975 for EnKI and the children. Check out Richard’s journey at his blog http://zebrayontherun.wordpress.com/.
We can’t thank Richard enough for his amazing effort and generosity, and in thanking Richard we also would like to thank all the people and companies that sponsored ands supported him on his adventure.
As Richard writes on his blog:
Firstly I must thank the people who kindly sponsored me. I raised a total of £2975 which all goes to the EnKI charity fund. As a small charity we are able to see direct, tangible benefit from the funds that were raised. At this point EnKI is still deciding how best to use these funds. I will report back when a purpose has been decided. I must thank everyone who was kind enough to generously donate their hard-earned cash to this worthy cause. It means a lot to me and the Kenyan community that will benefit from the funds.
Special thanks to.
Aldas Palubinskas, Richard Atkins and the entire team at Mobico in New Zealand. A very generous donation that will go far in Kenya. Thank you guys.
Sally Peters and the team at Kenyan Airways for kindly donating two flights to Kenya. We raffled tickets for the draw to win them and we pulled the winner a couple of weeks ago. Oliver Simpson was the winner and will soon be flying over to the warm continent to enjoy his prize. Thanks again Kenya Airways – a very generous donation that helped us raise a lot of money for EnKI.
Mark Power and the team at Concep. Mark is also a close friend and keen runner helping me not only to raise money for the charity but also to push me on the many training runs I did before the race. Thanks mate – A very generous donation and I can’t thank you enough.
John Mazur and the team at ReachLocal. Always supportive of my crazy adventures. Thank you for your kind donation.
I also have to thank my lovely Girlfriend Emma and my loving, supportive family back in NZ. Particularly to my mum for her fundraising drive back in NZ and helping to raise the awareness of the EnKI fund. I must admit that a lot of the funds raised are down to Emma and her hard work gathering sponsorship £’s at every opportunity she had. Without her love and support, I simply would not have been able to run this race and raise this much money. Thank you.