# M&S Staff Sprucefield present cheque to Kindfund
Inspiration for the fundraising and the desire to ‘do something’ was triggered by
Ken and Pamela accepted on behalf of Kindfund a very generous cheque from Marks and Spencer Staff at Sprucefield on Tuesday 26th April 2016 presented by Patrice and Stephen, managers at M&S.
The funds had been raised through a whole range of activities over the last 18 months. Inspiration for the fundraising and the desire to ‘do something’ was triggered by the visit of the Kindfund Children from Kenya in September/October 2014. Stephen Hilliard a manager at M&S Sprucefield along with his wife Paula hosted two of the children as part of the Kindfund Lisburn team who invested three memorable days with the 26 visiting children and staff.
As a result of Stephen’s drive and enthusiasm the staff at Sprucefield took Kindfund as their charity for the year 2015. During the course of the 18 months they were assisted at the various fund raising events by the Kindfund Lisburn team under John Steen a member of the Kindfund Board
The funds will take the Kindfund work in Northern Kenya forward on four fronts – the further development of Kindfund Children’s Home at Ndikir in Marsabit County, to 50 beds; the expansion of the Kindfund School at Ndikir as a public school catering for all the children of the village; the provision of a solar pump and water storage tanks to an existing borehole at Ndikir to provide secure water to the projects, and the improvement of the educational facilities for the children of Kindfund.
The new facilities will bring to 170 the number of beds for orphan children in Kindfund’s three homes which currently provide for 125 children.added on Apr 27
Give thanks for the energy and commitment of the Lisburn Kindfund team