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Kenyan Star Takes RunBalmoral T Shirts To Africa - 9 March 2015

Surplus T-shirts from last year's RunBalmoral races are being shipped to Kenya to help the work of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation which assists under-privileged children in the African country.

The Foundation is managed by top Kenyan middle distance runner Gideon Gathimba and Aberdeen athlete Myles Edwards. They first met when the Kenyan  won the international mile race held to mark the opening of Aberdeen Sports Village in 2009.    

Myles has since made numerous visits to Kenya to train, and it was during one of these trips that he was motivated to take action to help the plight of a number of youngsters he saw at the Pavilion Village children's home in Karatina.     

He joined forces with Gideon to set-up the charity which has already transformed the lives of many young people in Kenya.

Gideon travelled to Aberdeen recently, along with Pastor John Murage who looks after the children's home, to attend a fund raising dinner which raised an incredible £42,000 for the charity.

They also took time to visit a number of local schools and other groups and organisations.

Gideon took part in the Hazlehead Parkrun, setting a course record time and he also paced Myles to a victory in the Aberdeen Beach Proms 3K road race.

Pic shows Gideon and Myles with a couple of RunBalmoral T-shirts.


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