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Brigades raise £10,000 for Kids in Kenya

Wednesday November 23

Boys' and Girls' Brigade companies in Scotland have raised £10,000 for the 'Kit for Kenya' appeal

The cheque for the World Mission Fund  was presented to the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, at a  presentation evening on Friday in the Aberdeen BB Headquarters.
 
This is the first time the appeal, which provides uniform and materials for children and young people in Kenya, has been supported jointly by BB and GB.
 
Some members braved the elements to complete a triathlon, which raised over £1,000 alone, and money was also raised through sponsor nights and collections at worship events.
 
Dr Barr said: “It’s a great privilege and honour to receive this cheque. I am sure the £10,000 will go a very long way and the kids in Kenya will appreciate it.”  
 
Bill Stevenson, Director for The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, said: “Well done to everyone who supported the ‘Kit for Kenya’ appeal!

“To yet again have achieved such a fantastic amount is a tribute to the hard work by the young people and the leaders. Supporting others, and particularly those less fortunate, is something our members care deeply about.

“Both Girls’ Brigade Scotland and the BB are part of a worldwide family and we are thrilled to be able to support our sister organisations in this way.”
 
The BB World Mission Fund was raised more than £1.5 million since it was founded in 1947, to provide support for ongoing and new work in areas of need across the world.


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