Michael Thompson


The Karibuni Trust
Karibuni Children is a UK Registered Charity which aims to raise awareness about the plight of children living off the streets and in the slums in areas of urban and rural poverty in Kenya; and to raise money to support projects to meet their needs. It currently supports well over 1,000 children through 13 projects. Sponsored children are supported throughout their education with the aim of ensuring that they acquire a qualification or a skill which will enable them to earn a living. Karibuni is run by volunteers in the UK so apart from a small amount spent on office expenses, all the money raised and donated is used to support the work in the projects.

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Michael Thompson - 2013 Ironman Fundraising

Michael Thompson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MThompson_IronmanFrance

Please support me & help the street children of Nairobi

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

I finished.  I actually finished. My time was 13 hours 43 minutes. A long, long day made bearable by the extraordinary kindness of all the people who have very kindly sponsored me. Thank you so much.

The event was the 2013 IRONMAN France Triathlon on 23rd June 2013 in Nice, France and comprised a 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle and 42 km run. Think of it as 152 lengths of your local 25m pool, followed by a cycle ride from London to Birmingham with a mountain in the way (the triathlon included over 2000 m of climbing) and a marathon to complete proceedings. On the day, the swim went well (although I got lost heading for the wrong buoy). The cycle was enjoyable, believe it or not. The run was tough in the heat, made more bearable by my son Aidan running with me for the last 10km.

The race will be shown on UK TV, Channel 4 - Sunday 30 June, 06.35am. I am the one in the black wetsuit & blue swimming hat.

This has all been in a good cause.  For some time my company Enchange and I have supported a school, Tumshangilieni in Nairobi, Kenya.  Founded in 1994, it has provided sanctuary, education & opportunity for expression via the performing arts for some of Nairobi’s most needy children. All money raised will be donated to Tumshangilieni via the UK based Charity, The Karibuni Trust. 

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Enchange will also match all donations made, so for every pound you donate, the school will receive up to £2.25.

Thank you so much for your support. 

Recent donors

03.08.13 Heartfelt respect, Mike, for your great way to get us all together for a great cause. Sorry I am running a tiny bit late on this.


18.07.13 Amazing!! Sorry this donation is so late.

15.07.13 You deserve free taxi rides for the rest of the year.

15.07.13 Well done Mike

10.07.13 Congratulations

04.07.13 Well done Mike. Fantastic effort.

02.07.13 Mike Congratulations! great effort for a great cause.

02.07.13 Well done Mike , an inspiration for all of us

01.07.13 Well done!!!!....you should take a decent pint and put your feet up now!!

01.07.13 Dear Mike, you are the best, doesn't matter the final position, you definetly won the real race! Regards, Paul


29.06.13 Fantastic!


28.06.13 Well done you! And well done to Aidan for his support and 10ks! By the by young J just married on 22nd to wonderful, lovely girl - here in the barn, so tad bizzy hence not responding sooner: love LPxx

28.06.13 Congratulations on both having courage and strength to do the triathlon and to raise money for such a great cause


28.06.13 RESPECT!

28.06.13 Well done Mike.

28.06.13 Well done youngen, hope this donation helps the kids greatly love to all Peter,Mark,Paula and Thora hope to see you soon

28.06.13 Well done Mike. It's reassuring to know that we middle agers can still perform incredible feats of endurance.

28.06.13 Well done Mike!!! It is amazing.

28.06.13 Better late than never, Michael! Well done. Maureen would have been delighted.

28.06.13 Well done, Mike!! It is a great achivement.

26.06.13 Michael, I am so full of admiration and I feel your effort deserve more from me! Well done, Peter


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Szilvia Ladomerszky
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