After an eye opening visit to Kenya some years ago, my wonderful cousin Chris founded his own charity to help improve the living conditions he witnessed. Part of this included seeing children eating stones from the streets with the aim to fill their stomachs and feel “full”, and thus Eating Stones Fund was born.
Eating Stones Fund UK aims to relieve poverty and sickness in urban and rural Kenya, through education and access to effective, holistic healthcare. They work with grassroots projects, listening to those they support in order to understand what they need to help them out of poverty. Everyone and every community is different, so Eating Stones Fund tailor their approach to individual needs. They consider the whole person and whole community.
In order to raise some much-needed funds to help Eating Stones continue their work, I will be walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks with my cousin’s colleagues- a bunch of professionals from across the NHS, along with my sister and dad for some family support.
This is a 24-mile trek which includes 5,200ft of climb, which I am aiming to complete in under 12 hours! We will be taking on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
I would be incredibly grateful if you support me, the team and Eating Stones Fund by donating whatever you can and motivating my lil legs to carry me the whole way!