Nov 11 2011
Plumbs has joined forces with Jim and Marian Ewen, our Consultants in the Rutland and Cambridge area, to help spread the word about their new charity. ‘Three Hills Action Trust’ was founded by the couple following an eye-opening trip to Kenya in 2009. Whilst enjoying their dream holiday, the Ewens volunteered to journey up-country to the Nguu Tatu district –otherwise known as ‘The Three Hills’.
Marian recalls the experience: ‘The children were malnourished, receiving only one small cup of porridge per day. The school was a broken mud hut and the children only had broken pencils and scraps of paper.’
On returning home, the ‘Three Hills Action Trust’ was born. In it’s short life-time, the charity has so far set up a food programme, built a classroom, funded chicken farms, piped water to the village and funded adult literacy classes.
Now, Jim and Marian have enlisted our support to help draw attention to the charity and raise funds for the trust. It’s been great to see so many staff keen to help in any way they can. 20 Plumbs employees have already signed up to tackle the infamous ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ in May next year. They are hoping to raise £5000 for the charity by walking up the three biggest mountains in the UK, in just 24 hours!
Chris Plumb, organiser of the event says ‘the enthusiasm of the staff to get on board with this fundraising event has been phenomenal.’ He continues to congratulate the Ewens: ‘I think what the Ewens have done is inspirational and I can assure that they have Plumbs’ full support in making a difference to the Three Hills district in Kenya.’
Click here to find out more about the Three Hills Action Trust and stay posted to hear more on our Three Peaks Challenge in the new year.