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Harambee 2012 October

Could this be you? Arriving at Joma Kenyatta airport in Nairobi for the October Harambee? It's not too late!

The October Harambee team enjoyed their first training in preparation for travelling to Kenya at the end of October. They have begun to fundraise with bag packing, coffee mornings, table quizzes and much more.

There are still places available on the October Harambee, which leaves Ireland on October 27th, with options of staying for 2 or 3 weeks. If you are interested, please contact the FOL office immediately on See our website for further details.

Mount Brandon Charity Event

Mount Brandon, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Calling on all previous 4 peaks and mountain challenge participants, FOL supporters & Mountain enthusiasts! Join us on this classic walk of one of Ireland's most splendid mountains.

The annual Mount Brandon Charity Event in Dingle West Kerry will be held on Saturday, 29th September 2012 organised by Solas na Coinnile, Life After Cancer Support Initiative.

This annual charity event has opened its registration to all who wish to fundraise for their own individual charity. FOL are issuing an invitation to all, especially those who have previously walked with us on the 4 peaks challenges, to register for the event and raise sponsorship for FOL's programmes in Kenya in this celebratory year of 10 years of community partnerships.

Registration for individuals is €35 and for groups is €30pp. The closing date to register is September 26th.

Contact Martin Ballantine if you are interested in forming a walking group for the event and check out for further details

The women's mini-marathon

Run, jog or walk for FOL at the women's mini-marathon

The women's mini marathon, 4 miles in length, will be held in Cork on Sunday, September 16th. Every year, FOL ask volunteers to take part in the mini marathon to raise funds for health, education and water development programmes in Kenya. If you would like to participate in the marathon and raise funds for FOL we can supply sponsor cards, t-shirts and posters on request. We are very grateful for any support you can give.

Please remember that even if you have a sponsorship card from FOL, you need to officially register with the Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon and wear your race number on race day. The closing date for online entries is midnight on Sunday, September 9th 2012.

Harambee 2012 August

Pictured here are the team being welcomed at the FOLK office

The August Harambee team left Ireland on the 5th. FOL wish them well in their travels and thank them for their support and commitment to this Harambee. The volunteers are keeping a blog, which you can read at

The team is based in Kipkelion and are working on projects including: lifeskills peer education programme, health schools programme, construction of a water tank, installation of smokeless stoves, outreach clinics, field day and a maternal health course. They visited Ndubusat on Sunday to meet the community who have been working with FOL since 2005.

Link team visit to Kenya

Mayo General Hopsital are currently planning a visit to Londiani District Hospital in November as part of their ongoing link.

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In this issue

Harambee 2012 October team places

Special invite to Mount Brandon in September

September Mini Marathon

Harambee 2012 – August team in Kenya

Mayo General Hospital & Londiani District Hospital Link team

Harambee Volunteer Photobook 2012

Friends of Kipkelion

Development programmes

FOL Counter Boxes looking for homes!

Latest news on Celebrating 10 years of Community Partnerships

Websites of interest

Harambee Photobook

Have you sent your photo in yet?

Harambee Photobook 2002 – 2012

Eva & Eoin are working on gathering photographs from all previous FOL volunteers to produce a professionally printed coffee-table book of favourite Harambee photos for the Christmas market this year. It will be available in October with a free CD of Kenyan music. By now all volunteers will have received a message requesting their favourite photo to be emailed to

An email or letter has been sent to every FOL volunteer asking them to choose their favourite photo from Kenya. It can be from any project or may have appeared in calendars/powerpoint or may have never-been-seen before! Each person's name will appear next to their chosen photo with a brief explanation as to why they have chosen it.

This will be a great Christmas gift to give or receive and a very special memoir for FOL's 10th year of community partnerships.

Eva O Mahony & Eoin Gannon are putting this photobook together. Email your favourite photo now to or post to the FOL office.

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Friends of Londiani, No. 4 the Crescent, Millbrook, Mill Road, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
+ 353 21 4621748