Keen to support charities, Professor Steve Peters and Chimp Management Ltd offered their support to the Gathimba Edwards Foundation.
The chance to build houses in rural Kenya for families in need, proved to be an exceptionally popular opportunity amongst the team of mentors. The selection process was decided by competitive application and after much deliberation Laura Fishenden and Jess Thom were selected to represent Chimp Management Ltd. Chimp Management Ltd pledged £2k to cover their flights and accommodation with the proviso that Laura and Jess ran their own fundraising campaigns. Their efforts were exceptional, with Jess and Laura exceeding their £500 target, by raising a combined total of £1211. This pot of money was a significant contribution towards building materials for the project.
On 8th October 2016 Jess and Laura embarked on their trip to Kenya for 9 days to be part of a group of 25 volunteers that would build 5 homes for families in Iten, Kenya. Their efforts helped to provide housing and beds to 25 children.
On behalf of Gathimba Edwards Foundation, their Ambassador Becky Lyne received a further £500 donation from Chimp Management Ltd. This will be used to fund the school fees of 11 boys, who are part of the Chaka Youth Football Project.
Plans are now in hand to send two more team members out to Kenya working on a similar project.