Orchard Park Garden Centre are once again delighted to be supporting Msaada, a local charity that assists the people of Rwanda to restore dignity and livelihoods that were destroyed during the horrific genocide in 1994.
Following the success of the inaugural Rwanda Challenge marathon in 2011, a group of local runners this week flew to Rwamagana, Rwanda to prepare for this year’s marathon which takes place on Sunday 19th February. They took with them t.shirts sponsored by Orchard Park which all runners will receive after they have crossed he finishing line, last year over 100 runners from this Country as well as Rwandan nationals took part in the marathon.
Msaada hopes to significantly add to the staggering £500,000 already raised since starting the charity in Gillingham in 2005 and Richard Cumming, Managing Director of Orchard Park said “we are thrilled not only to be able to provide some sponsorship for this event for the second time but also to be associated with a charity that enables projects to be established which are then run by the Rwandans themselves.
All our staff and customers wish the runners good luck and in fact next year I may even take part myself, although it may have to be in the half marathon and probably walking at that!!”
You can win one of the Orchard Park Msaada t.shirts in a raffle in aid of Msaada at Orchard Park now or alternatively to make a donation please visit www.msaada.org