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By Tom Hanley
Dumfries and West
Kenya mission for fundraising trio

A TRIO of fundraisers are heading for Kenya this autumn to help poverty stricken families.

It will be the seventh trip since 2011 for Eddie McGaw, who works at McConechy’s Garage in Minnigaff, but this time he’s taking two friends.
Accompanying him to Nurkuru in September will be Dumfries couple Lennie and Audrey Morris.
Explaining how their paths crossed, Lennie said: “I sponsored a local hero award through the radio which Eddie won, and I think his drive and determination, and what he does with so few resources is crazy.
“I think the reason he returns time and time again is because he achieves so much for so many people, and he wants to grow it. It’s inspiring. I want to be part of that and really think it’s going to be a life-changing experience.”
The Morrises are paying for their own trip and determined every penny they raise before then will go to the people of Nukuru.
Lennie said: “I gave Eddie a £300 donation to build a tin house, and the man he built it for had never had security before. He’d never been able to lock a door and have peace and quiet. That’s life-changing. That’s priceless.”
Meanwhile, Eddie, who lives in Creetown, explained his motiviations: “I just want to improve these people’s lives because they’ve got nothing.”
Aims for the trip include helping build more houses, filling watertanks, assisting at the school and providing clothes.
More details of fundraising activities will be published soon.

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