Four-day river Suck voyage raises €2,000 for Nairobi children

Having completed their gruelling four-day voyage of the River Suck, Pat Glennon and John Burns wish to extend sincere and profound gratitude to all who supported their fundraiser. Local people as always showed incredible interest and goodwill toward the project.   So far, just over €2,000 has been raised for Mukuru Promotion Centre. The principal target of the funds will be a vocational training programme for street children in the slums of Nairobi. This will give them the skills they need to find employment and a chance at a better life away from the squalor and vice of the slums.   Funds are currently being rounded up. Those who intended to make a contribution are welcome to do so by contacting Pat or John. Special thanks must also go to Gerry Coyle for providing the inspiration and the canoe, the ‘Iona’, for the voyage.   Though challenging, the voyage was a fantastic journey; a whole new way of seeing the region and the river in all its different phases from gushing rapids to meandering open waters. Maybe next year we can assemble a whole armada to take up the Mukuru Canoe Challenge.