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    Weʼve raised £1,380 to Support Adam's Kenya project in Sindo village near Kisumu https://blog.kilgarriff.co.uk/?p=83 Adam's Kenya Blog

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    Brighton, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 10th June 2016

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    As you probably know, Adam, my Dad, went to the Masai Mara in Kenya when he was 18 with Project Trust to teach English. Living there, Dad was humbled by the generosity and kindness of the people he met. He stayed in contact with one of his students, Raphael. In later years they wrote regularly and Adam and my sister Maddie visited Raphael in 2008. Adam was planning another visit with Raffie - Raphael's namesake - and the two were in regular correspondence up until Adam's diagnosis and death.

    As well as having a good friendship, Adam supported Raphael's various dependants and charity projects In times of hardship. Adam had a parallel family in Kenya - there is a Renatte, an Adam, an Adam Innocent, a Patrick, a Gill, and a Kilgarriff. Adam settled a small regular income on Raphael's village Sindo - there were orphans to support, hospital treatments to pay for, and Dad paid for the construction and maintenance of a school. Adam supported younger members of the clan through education, and twice provided money for Kenyan Adam to hire a lorry, drive to Nairobi to buy sacks of grain when famine struck. He also supported Patrick through the police academy and one of his last actions exactly this time last year was to address the purchase of a necessary kit list. Adam was keenly aware of the disparity in wealth in our Western life style and the Kenyans, and supported the purchase of things we take for granted like medicine, education, food and housing through direct donations to Raphael. One of his concerns in dying was how to continue to support the Kenyans after his death, so now to mark the anniversary of his death and the gift of love he has left behind, we, his family, thought that it would be nice to create a page where his friends and family can donate money to if they choose - and later this year we will work out how to set up an Education focused Foundation for more sustained support.

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    • Boris Kilgarriff

      Boris Kilgarriff

      a year ago

      Boris Kilgarriff

      Thank you to everyone who has donated! As you can see we've far surpassed our target and now me (Boris) and Gill will discuss what to do with the money. We'll keep everyone informed of our decision. Thanks again, Adam would have truly appreciated your thoughts and support.

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    36

    • Liz W

      Liz W

      Jun 7, 2016

      What a great idea, and very pleased to support this family.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 25, 2016

      £30.00

    • Olivia

      Olivia

      May 20, 2016

      Thinking of you, Adam, and how much this family meant to you.Love to you wherever you are.OliviaXXX

      £30.00

    • John Carroll

      John Carroll

      May 18, 2016

      Boris, thank you for this opportunity to remember Adam.

      £50.00

    • Gokcen, Paul & Oscar

      Gokcen, Paul & Oscar

      May 17, 2016

      With love to you all

      £50.00

    • Rachele

      Rachele

      May 17, 2016

      In memory of an inspirational, fun, friendly, visionary, much missed man.

      £20.00

    • Caroline

      Caroline

      May 16, 2016

      With love to you all xx

      £30.00

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    Boris Kilgarriff

    Boris Kilgarriff

    Brighton, United Kingdom

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