Trio run fundraisers for Kenyan aid trip

Luke Newman
Luke Newman

Three men from the same family are holding fundraising events to help them join an aid project in Kenya.

Luke Newman, along with his son Reece, 17, and his father Steve, are planning to jon a humantarian trip to Nakuru next year to help children in one of the poorest suburbs.

The will be joining the Derby County Community Trust and African Adventures on the two-week trip to help three schools in need of support.

Three fundraising events are planned, the first on Friday, August 26, with ‘Old School ‘Good Times’ Presents: Now That’s What I Call The White Hart Summertime!, with music including Old School Garage, R’n’B and hip-hop night. The evening starts at 9pm, at The White Hart, Biggleswade. Tickets are £3. Visit www.bit.ly/NTWICWHS

A Black Tie Fundraising Ball is planned for Saturday, October 8, at the Holiday Inn Garden Court, Sandy, from 7pm. Tickets are £27.50 and more details are at www.biy.ly/BTFBLN

Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #6 - Christmas Special is on Sunday, November 13, 11am to 3pm at the Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade. Stalls, raffle, refreshments and special appearances from Star Wars’ R2-D2, Marvel’s Iron Man and Father Christmas Minion! Visit www.bit.ly/GFAOCFN6

Luke said: “This will be my fourth time, my father’s sixth, but my son’s first time to Nakuru.

“We have to raise £7,650 (£2,550 each) which goes towards funding the trip and to the schools in Kenya. Also, a small percentage of the money raised goes towards Derby County Community Trust which will help sustain their disability programme.”

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

Luke has more info on a Facebook page ‘Educate Everyone Everywhere’ www.facebook.com/LNEEEAA about previous visits.