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Jersken – a combination of Jersey and Kenya – is a Jersey-based charity founded in 2013 with the aim of providing orphaned children in Machakos County in Kenya with shelter, food and education. The Jersken Little Angels Home was opened by Lucy Falle on 5 July 2013. Today, 17 orphaned and underprivileged children – eight boys and nine girls – all under 16 years old live at the Little Angels Home. For five years, Jersken raised funds for the children’s home by running a charity shop warehouse on St Clements’ Road in Jersey. Sadly, the charity shop had to close during the pandemic. Thanks to a generous donation from a ‘Guardian Angel’ in Jersey, Jersken was able to keep the home running.
The Jersken Charity Cycle Challenge, in partnership with Jersey Finance, will seek to raise funds to keep the home running for another year!
The cycle challenge will take place between 5 July – 2 August 2022 and will invite Islanders – including avid cyclists, gym-goers, individuals, relay teams, corporate groups and families – to collectively cycle the distance between Jersey and Kenya; 6,661km. A minimum commitment of £100 sponsorship is required for an individual to sign up (£50 minimum for families with young children; £200 minimum for groups of four to six people).
Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised, and longest distance cycled. There will also be other runner-up prizes. All will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony in Jersey in August.
Why not make a positive impact locally by helping Jersken run its first ever Island-wide cycle challenge campaign?
To find out more contact Mialy Oporia : firstname.lastname@example.org
05-07-2022 - 02-08-2022