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    Weʼve raised £660 to raise funds for the Live With Hope Centre in Kericho, Kenya.

    Funded on Monday, 8th October 2018

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    In the middle of April my Dad and I will be walking the last stage of the Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes, which brought pilgrims from different corners of Europe to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, which is believed to be the final resting place of St. James the Apostle. We will be walking approximately 111km from Sarria to Santiago in 5 or 6 days (depending on how our legs and feet are coping).

    We would like to raise money for the Live With Hope Centre based in Kericho, Kenya. I volunteered at the centre for a month in the summer of 2015, with a group from the Paisley Diocese lead by Bishop Brian McGee.

    The Live With Hope Centre (LWHC) is a community and faith based organisation located in Kericho. The Centre is run by Sister Placida, originally from Greenock, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Although the centres primary mission is responding to and assisting those with HIV/AIDS, it has expanded since 2000, and now cares for thousands of people in the area, including; orphans, street boys, disabled children, those addicted to drugs and alcohol and the unemployed. The centre also promotes peace and reconciliation amidst tribal tensions and is in the process of building a Sports and Training Centre for unemployed youths.

    The LWHC has four main departments, including;

     Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in the community.

     Voluntary Counselling and Testing – which involves the promotion of voluntary testing for the virus and counselling across the town and countryside.

     Orphans and Vulnerable Children – which cares for over 3000 children. They run support groups for children with the virus, visit struggling families and provide residential care for troubled youths. They also run several projects among street boys including transitional residential care.

     Home Based Care and Haart Clinic – where Social workers and nurses visit the sick at home. Food is distributed to those in poverty and too weak to work. At the Clinic medical attention and medication is provided daily. There is also a weekly support group for adults.

    Bishop Brian and a group of volunteers from Argyll and the Isles Diocese will travel to Kenya again this summer. Any donation you can give is very much appreciated and will go directly towards the day to day running of the Centre and to help those most in need.


    Paul and Peter



    • Paul Breslin-Strain7 months ago
      Paul Breslin-Strain

      Paul Breslin-Strain

      7 months ago

      With your help we have managed to raise £660 for the Live With Hope Centre in Kericho, Kenya. I had the opportunity to volunteer at the centre for a month in the summer of 2015, and know first-hand the difference this money will make to those in desperate need. I want to thank you all for your donations. I really appreciate your help and can assure you that the money raised will go to an amazing cause that is very close to my heart. Thanks, Paul and Peter

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    • Paul Breslin-Strain7 months ago
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      Paul Breslin-Strain

      7 months ago

      Two weeks ago today my Dad and I reached Santiago de Compostela after walking 118km through Northern Spain. We walked the last stage of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago over 6 days. The atmosphere in Santiago was amazing. Although we all walked for different reasons, the sense of accomplishment, joy and camaraderie, between people of different ages, stages and nationalities was amazing. “Many have walked the Camino, but none have done it in your shoes”.

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    • Paul Breslin-Strain8 months ago
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    • Maria Carlin

      Maria Carlin

      May 4, 2018

      Terrific achievement. Hope your feet aren’t too sore!


    • Claire McGeough

      Claire McGeough

      Apr 28, 2018


    • Derek Cassidy

      Derek Cassidy

      Apr 26, 2018

      Good luck Peter & Paul hope feet not to sore see you on your return fromDerek, Alison, Carmen & Lara x


    • Tony  Carlin

      Tony Carlin

      Apr 18, 2018

      Good luck guys!!


    • Eilidh Henderson

      Eilidh Henderson

      Apr 17, 2018

      Keeping up my tradition of always being late! Best of luck Paolo, I'm sure you'll have some stories for us once you're back :)


    • Elaine Hansen

      Elaine Hansen

      Apr 15, 2018

      Good luck Paul hope it goes well . Best wishes Elaine


    • John O'Boyle

      John O'Boyle

      Apr 13, 2018

      Paul I hope you are going to wear one of your matching jumper and tie combos.


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