Tag: So They Can

From Africa to the Outback

In 2016, I embarked on a trip of a life-time, heading to Kenya to visit the inspiring charity So They Can and to take part in the Maasai Mara Marathon, a challenge which formed the pinnacle of my and my team mates’ fundraising efforts for So They Can. The trip to Kenya and our year-long…

Climbing Mount Kenya

As I had run a few half marathons before (and hadn’t appreciated just how tough the Maasai Mara half marathon actually was!), when I embarked on my fundraising for So They Can I decided to add in a few extra challenges to engage you, my supporters.  So I came up with a trifecta of events…

A big dose of reality

Today was tough.  We visited the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp where the So They Can journey started in 2009.  Despite huge improvements in the camp over the past 7 years, it was still an extremely confronting experience.  I have spoken many times in recent months about So They Can’s core purpose – to empower…

WK Kenya 2016 – Abigael and Joyce

At the end of 2015, Wotton + Kearney started sponsoring the education and feeding of Joyce Wambui, a 7 year old girl who lives in Kenya and attends the Aberdare Ranges Primary School (a school established and run by So They Can).  Our sponsorship of Joyce was really the start of our partnership with So…

WK Kenya 2016 – We Run So They Can

I’m writing this looking out whilst the sun sets over Lake Elementata, and reflecting on an amazing first day in Kenya with So They Can. We travelled this morning to The Sleeping Warrier Crater, about an hour’s drive through Zebra infested plains, for an hour and a half hike/mountain clamber up to the crater.  One…