Wild Geese fundraise for Nachukui Community Centre

Nachukui town is home to 4000 people in rural and remote Turkana, Kenya. Devastated by persistent drought and poverty - we want to help!

€ 6,755

raised of €30,000 goal

15

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Story

We are the Wild Geese; a veteran football team into our 10th Year of playing football. The Wild Geese takes its name from our love of bringing football to like-minded people in foreign shores.  Those 10 years have not just seen us play football and engage in tournaments in Ireland, Italy and France, but have seen us raise vital funds for worthy causes along the way. Founded by a group of lifelong friends, we are a motley crew ranging in age from our 20s to our 50s. We have organised and participated in several international veteran football friendlies, not least a six-a-side soccer tournament which raised over €100,000 for reconstruction efforts following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The Turkana initiative has been inspired by one of our team-mates who previously spent four months there, teaching and assisting development projects in the region. We want to raise €30,000 to build a community centre in Nachukui, a town in the north east of Turkana, which will afford the people of the area a social, educational and cultural hub. The nomadic Turkana are traditionally shepherds and gatherers, relying on herding goats, sheep, camels and donkeys. Hardship is a way of life for these nomadic people of Turkana with an almost permanent battle against the ill effects of drought. Driving through the region one is struck by a feeling that it is virtually a desert with acre upon acre of dry land that is nothing but thorny bushes andanthills. With this remoteness comes a significant shortage of healthcare centres and educational facilities (80% of the Turkana people are illiterate).We are hoping to undertake various fundraising activities in the coming months to help raise the money required to build the community centre including a gig by Derek O Looney’s critically acclaimed band “Mixed Bag” in the Workman’s Club in June. We are also holding a raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won includinga week in a luxury villa in the South of France and tickets to a Man Utd Premiership game of your choice. Please check in again for regular updates! WildGoose Niall Joye has decided to do a parachute jump on Sunday May 20th as a way of raising funds. “I’m very excited about the jump and am looking forward to it however I must admit I’m nervous. It is something I have always wanted to do and this gives me the excuse I needed. I am also looking forward to meeting the people of Turkana in August and seeing at first hand the results of our fundraising activities. Please take the time to sponsor me – these people really have nothing and whatever you can spare will go a long way”

Photo 3 the home of a farming family from keekomol village  turkana kenya  april  2017  min

Charity supported

Aidlink

Aidlink is an Irish NGO working to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana.

Top Altruists

  • Malcolm

  • 50€
    Brendan Aherne

    Best of luck with the weather and jump next time Niall

  • 20€
    Ronan M

  • 50€
    Fionnuala cullen

    Good luck Niall ! Fnula and Rob x

  • 50€
    Dermot reidy

  • 100€
    Peter O’Shea

  • 50€
    Patrick Reidy

  • 20€
    Thomas Jacob

  • 20€
    Jackie Barr

  • 30€
    William Daughton

  • 20€
    Georgina Rice

  • 20€
    Annie Murray

  • 20€
    Robert Pook

  • 30€
    Kevin Coffey

  • 250€
    James Carney

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