Solomon runs the London Marathon


Solomon runs the London Marathon

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Date: 24/02/2009

The exciting news from our friends at Ol Lentille is that their youngest guide, Solomon, is competing in the Flora London Marathon on 26th April 2009. He ran his first marathon in Kenya in a time of 3hours and 49minutes and hopes to beat that time in London.

Solomon has been working with Ol Lentille for 3 years, 18 months as a guide, and is a college graduate, Kijabe Ranch resident, bronze KPSGA (Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association) and an all-round great guy!

Solomon will be visiting Sherston School on the  and his visit will kick off Sherston Primary School's money raising events for 2009 to help Sherston Musul support its efforts to build new teacher accomodation so the school can apply for government support and government paid teachers.

Funds collected online will be distrubuted by our friends at Ol Lentille to assist the School building program this year. Ol Lentille already support teaching staff and the school through their own local efforts and have agreed to be our eyes on the ground in current and future developments. Thanks to Gill and her team.

Solomon is running in aid of Tusk Trust (www.tusk.org) and The Kijabe Trust (www.thekijabetrust.ol-lentille.com) with his sponsor money split 50:50 between the two charities. This will go towards education, conservation and healthcare in communities in Kenya, including Kijabe Group Ranch, Solomon’s home.

In order to take up his place in the marathon, Solomon needs to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1000 ($1500USD) but would like to reach his target of £2000 to really make a difference for these charities.

If you would be interested in sponsoring Solomon for this event please log on to www.justgiving.com/solomonsmarathon to sponsor him direct. Alternatively you can send a cheque to Solomon Ndirangu at PO Box 1512, Nanyuki, Kenya, payable to Tusk Trust.

Any help you may be able to give would be HUGELY appreciated and we all thank you in advance for your kindness. Assisting Solomon assists all our efforts in raising awareness of all the schoolsand in particular Sherston Musul which all lie in the same catchment area.

If you happen to be in London please come and support Solomon.

Thanks

 

Gordy