Charity celebrates 20 years of helping children in Kenya

Trustees of Karibuni Trust and speakers at the service which was attended by Cllr Barbara Russel, The Deputy Town Mayor of Aylesbury, at  Aylesbury Methodist Church, to celebrate the charity's achievements.

Trustees of Karibuni Trust and speakers at the service which was attended by Cllr Barbara Russel, The Deputy Town Mayor of Aylesbury, at Aylesbury Methodist Church, to celebrate the charity's achievements.

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A charity set up 20 years ago by an Aylesbury woman which helps children in Kenya has celebrated its achievements at a special church service.

The Karibuni Trust was started by Corinne Eckford with just £2.56 and it now educates and supports more than 1,200 Kenyan children living in areas of pverty, in 14 projects.

Corinne is still a trustee of the charity, based at Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, and celebrated its achievements in a service at Aylesbury Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11.

Speaking at the service, Karibuni’s chairman, John Cotton, said that the charity has plans to grow its support for Kenyan projects by fifty per cent over the next five years. It is benefiting from having been adopted as one of the charities supported by Aylesbury High School for Girls.

On Saturday, July 18 Karibuni also celebrated with a fun day at Stoke Mandeville Community Centre and Playing Fields.