TR Fastenings lends support to schoolgirl’s African charity trip

Jemimah Osborne is travelling to Kenya to build a school and water supply for villagers
 
TR Fastenings is contributing to a North-East schoolgirl’s campaign to raise funds for a trip to a Kenyan village this Summer, where she and her classmates will be building a school, teaching and aiming to provide vital aid for the local community.
 
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Jemimah Osborne, 16, is a family member of one of TR’s customers, and has been appealing to UK businesses to help fund her school’s three week visit to Kipsaina in Kenya in the summer of 2018. The village is situated very close to Mount Elgon National Park in the Midwest of Kenya, and its residents battle a number of issues common in the country including poverty, homelessness, unemployment, AIDS and corruption.

Whilst in Kipsaina, the team of 18 year 11 students from Barnard Castle School in County Durham will help to build a school, provide a clean water supply and teach students. Jemimah will be teaching hockey to the children as well as helping to build the school, and is hoping to raise £4,000 to cover the cost of her trip and contribute towards building materials for the project. As well as seeking contributions from businesses, Jemimah is also holding a number of fundraising events and cake sales to raise the money she needs for the trip.

 Jemimah comments: “This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and my team to fully understand the challenges faced on a day to day basis in Africa, but also gives us the opportunity to genuinely make a difference in a small way to the people that we encounter and hopefully change lives for the better. I am very grateful for TR’s contribution to this very worthy cause and I thank them for their support."

 Don Lamb, Strategic Account Manager at TR Fastenings, adds: “At TR we are passionate about supporting people to follow big dreams and achieve great things. Jemimah’s trip to Kenya will no doubt be hugely rewarding but will also be hard work and we applaud her for volunteering for such an amazing opportunity. We are really proud to be contributing to this excellent cause, and we wish Jemimah and her team all the best for the Summer. We can’t wait to hear how she gets on.”
 
Published 06.03.18
 

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