A SOLIHULL student is putting down his text books this Easter and gearing up for a tough cycle ride to raise funds for Aids orphaned children in Nairobi.
City College journalism student Roger McCabe is attempting to complete a 53km leg of the 530km ride from Mombasa to Kibagare on April 29.
All raised funds will go directly to Kibagare Good News Centre (KGNC) in Nairobi and help feed some of the 1,200 Aids orphaned children that seek refuge and education on a daily basis.
The centre was founded in 1980 and relies heavily on contributions from it’s worldwide supporters.
Chelmsley Wood resident Roger said he can’t wait to saddle up for this worthy cause: “Harvests over the last two years have been poor in rural parts of Kenya, particularly around Kibagare,” he said.
“The price of dry wheat and beans have increased significantly and as a result, a majority of the children at KGNC are not getting enough to eat.”
Roger, who has been associated with KGNC for over four years, has combined his bike training with his degree programme and working part-time at Bristol Street Motors in Garretts Green.
“I have completed over 6,000 miles of cycling and have walked over 700 miles. It’s great to improve my fitness and help raise funds for Aids orphaned children,” he said.
The 34-year-old will join nine other cyclists who, in relay, will each complete a 53km leg of the journey.
To donate or sponsor Roger contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.