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World Mission Fund raises £10,000 for Kids in Kenya

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

BB & GB companies in Scotland have raised an incredible £10,000 for the ‘Kit for Kenya’ appeal.

The cheque for World Mission was presented to the Right Rev Dr Russel Barr, Moderator of Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, at a special presentation evening on Friday 18 November in the Aberdeen BB Headquarters at Crimon Place.

moderator-with-groupThe appeal, the first time it has been supported jointly by BB and GB, is supporting kids and young people in Kenya to provide them likes of uniform and materials, which we might take for granted in Scotland.

Companies raised money for the appeal through various means, including sponsor nights and collections at worship events.   Some members even braved the elements to complete a triathlon which raised over £1,000 alone.

Right Rev Dr Russel Barr said:

“It’s a great privilege and honour to receive this cheque. I am sure the £10,000 will go a very long way and the kids in Kenya will appreciate it.”

In August, a group of young leaders from Scotland visited Kenya to meet with young people in Kenya to see how the money would be spent.

Bill Stevenson, Director for The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, said:

“Well done to everyone who supported the ‘Kit for Kenya’ appeal!

“To yet again have achieved such a fantastic amount is a tribute to the hard work by the young people and the leaders. Supporting others, and particularly those less fortunate, is something our members care deeply about.

“Both Girls’ Brigade Scotland and the BB are part of a worldwide family and we are thrilled to be able to support our sister organisations in this way.”

The BB World Mission Fund was founded in 1947 to provide support for ongoing and new work in areas of need across the world, raising more than £1.5million since it began.

Learn more about the new ‘Climate Conscious’ appeal by visiting http://worldmissionfund.org.uk/

 

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