Simon Conroy


Jalia is a grassroots charity dedicated to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged children and communities in Nanyuki, Kenya. Working with local organisations, we provide funding and sponsorship for education, enterprise and poverty relief. Our vision is for all children in Nanyuki to receive an education so that they are better able to empower themselves. By focusing our efforts on both children and their communities we hope to support small-scale sustainable change.

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Simon Conroy's Tot Dret race - fundraising

Simon Conroy

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I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. In 2013 I ran the full Tour de Mont Blanc trekking route in the French/Swiss/Italian Alps of 170km over a total height gain of over 9000m in just under 33hrs non stop.... This was all in memory of my Sister-in-law Fiona passed away in 2013, but her remaining legacy of being an educated Kenyan female will continue on in the charity work of Jalia....

Since beginning my fundraising we have raised enough and secured the secondary education for four girls, Rose, Margaret, Sabina and another Rose in Kenya over the next few years. Donations also boosted the charity from a motivational talk I did but also generous friends and family. To date we have raised over £7000 and are looking at including a fifth girl in January 2017. 

Further donations will only ensure we can pay fully for the four years and and extra may give an opportunity more to begin looking at taking it further into college or university. Thank you for all your donations, we are in regular contact with Jalia and will continue to help in any way we can...

In 2017 I have a confirmed entry to the TOT DRET ultra trail running race based in Italy as the new sister race to the Tor de Geants. Unfortunately depsite applying there was no space for me in the Tor de Geants this year however with the help of Montane I have an entry to the Tot Dret - this is 130kms with 12,000m of ascent in the alps - 13-15th September 2017.... 

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01.10.17 A donation made on behalf of the crew at The Curfew Microbrewery in Berwick upon Tweed... many thanks for your support.

17.09.17 You wouldn't use the word "brutal" lightly. Well, well done! You're making so many people very proud.

14.09.17 So proud Simon.....well done. Fiona will be smiling down on you and Jalia charity now able to send one , maybe two young ladies onto further their education as Fiona herself did.


11.09.17 Blimmin' amazing. Good luck!

10.09.17 Rob Adamoski

10.09.17 Good luck Si, I know you'll crush it! "Suck it up Buttercup!"

08.09.17 May you be fleet footed for a great cause!

08.09.17 Simon -- A small donation from the Ice Man. This is an incredible thing you are doing to help the less fortunate. Knowing the help you will be giving these folks and the impact on their lives and future lives is immeasurable. Take Care

07.09.17 Wow ! I just read about your challenge on Jen's page. I am a friend of Jen's Mum and also went skiing with Jen and Christine many years ago. Good luck!

07.09.17 Simon, Very happy to support you in this case and wishing you a terrific race! Much love, Meghan

07.09.17 Have a great race!

07.09.17 Go Simon!!! Have a great run, you are a total legend and we like that....

06.09.17 Your a bloody good man!! Hopefully see you at the finish line xxx


06.09.17 From the Corporate Gifts Division of Run the Alps! (Until now, I didn't realize we had one.) Have fun out there, and thanks to giving us all a chance to make a world just a bit better.

27.08.17 Fair play Simon! That's an impressive challenge. Good luck & enjoy the mountains.

19.08.17 Good luck!

11.08.17 A month away! Hope the training is going well, Simon!! Have a great race!

30.07.17 Smash it Si!

09.05.17 Simon, this is Maxine's Mum. I just wanted you to know what a wonderful thing I think you are doing here. I've known Fiona since she was a little girl with Max at school here in Kenya. I wish you all the best with your challenge and fundraising.

09.05.17 Simon, you're doing a wonderful job raising all this money in Fi's memory. Hope the training's going well! x

25.04.17 Glad to donate, Helma


10.01.17 Great going, Simon! Look forward to cheering you on during the TOR this September! :)


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