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Steve and Brighton Marathon

A big thank you to Steve Hanlon who complete the Brighton Marathon to raise money for Porridge and Rice. He set himself the goal of raising £500 and achieved it.

Well done Steve on completing the marathon, and thank you for choosing to support Porridge and Rice.

In advance, thank to those people who have signed up for future events to raise money for Porridge and Rice, like Ibraheem and Nayan doing Tough Mudder in June, and Ramy Choueri doing the Spartan Race in May.

Sukuma Wiki

Thanks to good rains and tender care, the Sukuma Wiki planted on the Porridge and Rice shamba (kiswahili for plot or vegetable garden) has grown faster and larger than expected.

The shamba is actually producing more than is currently needed so the extra is being sold to the local community.

St George's Day in Whitton

The petting zoo was out in force at the St George's Day celebrations on the Whitton High Street on Saturday 21 May. Other than a brief shower later in the day, the weather was wonderful.

Numerous people visited the Porridge and Rice stall to pet the animals, purchase some plants, or buy a knitted hedgehog. Most importantly, the stall raised money to be spent in Kenya supporting the work of the charity.


The rains this year were particularly heavy flooding many classrooms and halting many projects. It was excellent for the crops but not much fun for pupils who had to make their way from classroom to classroom.

The rains have also highlighted some maintenance work that needs to be done urgently, especially classrooms that need new floors.

Ramy Runs

Ramy is running the Spartan Race on 27 May in Dublin to raise money for Porridge and Rice. It is an obstacle race of around 6 km with 20 obstacles.

To prepare, Ramy has been doing a combination of running, swimming and cycling. Visit MyDonate to sponsor Ramy.

Shepperton Rotary

On 11 April 2018, Ken presented at the Shepperton Rotary club that meets for breakfast.

The breakfast was excellent and Ken was warmly welcomed by the club. In addition, four members bought hedgehogs knitted by Jude.


On a visit to Compassion school in Githogoro, Jude and Ken, trustees of Porridge and Rice, pose for a photograph with Titus, head teacher of Excel, and Evanson, head teacher of Compassion.


Hot sour uji on a cold morning goes down a treat with the pupils of Compassion in Githogoro, a slum in Nairobi, providing them with warmth, nutrition, and full stomachs.

Visit the PaR Facebook page for more pictures and details about the work done by PaR.

If you have any questions or comments, please email on info@porridgeandrice.co.uk


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