Three generations of Biggleswade family in fundraising drive for humanitarian trip to Kenya

Luke Newman on a previous trip to Kenya.

Luke Newman on a previous trip to Kenya. - Credit: Archant

A charity challenge to help impoverished schoolchildren is set to be a real family affair as three generations of Newmans prepare to head out to Africa next year.

Luke Newman, his father Steve and his 17-year-old son Reece are bidding to raise £7650 towards funding a trip to Kenya in May of next year, but they need a bit of help to reach their target.

The two-week trip to Nakuru – where the trio will be joining the Derby County Community Trust and African Adventures – will involve humanitarian work at three schools in May.

Luke – who will be documenting his travels in a page called Educate Everyone Everywhere on Facebook – will be embarking on his fourth visit to Kenya, Steve his sixth, but teenager Reece will be going for the first time.

Luke, who lives in Biggleswade, said: “We are taking on this challenge in aid of the children who live in the poorest suburbs, suffering from bad nutrition, health and development.


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“It’s to help three schools in need of support and hundreds of children that would love nothing more than time and attention, and a chance of a decent education.

“If you can donate any money we will all be very grateful no matter how big or small.”

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The family will be putting on a series of fundraising events before the end of the year to drum up some cash for the trip.

There will be a night of Old School Garage, R ‘n’ B and Hip Hop at The White Hart in Biggleswade on Friday, August 26, a black-tie ball at Holiday Inn in Sandy on Saturday, October 8 and a Christmas-themed craft fair at the Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade on Sunday, November 13.

For more information and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheNewmansAA.

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