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[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.[/p][p]This year I 'Walked Across Kenya'[i] ..[/i]. [b][i]sort of! [/i][/b] [/p][p]The furthest distance across Kenya is from the north east to the south west - 1,131km (703 miles). I walked this same distance .... across Aberdeenshire! Raising money for abandoned & orphaned babies in Kenya, looked after by New Life Homes.[/p][p][b][i]Update for December '17:[/i][/b] [i] [/i][/p][p]I finished my walk on 26 August, having walked 1,131km/703 miles, and I promised to continue to raise money on this page until an 8 month old baby, also named Libby, who was rescued during the last week of my walk, gained enough strength in her little legs to bounce up and down on them. I can now announce that she CAN. Little Libby is now able to bear weight on both her legs, she is plumper, happier and thoroughly enjoying her New Life.[/p][p]Plus, at the end of November I got this message from Nairobi:[b] [/b]This morning baby Libby is crawling beautifully as well" :0)[/p][p][i]There is a picture of the happy, plumper and stronger baby Libby on this page. She is the first photo, the little girl in profile.[/i][/p][p]I would dearly love to reach my final target - £2000 would be a substantial chunk of money for New Life's water bore-hole project (see below for details).[/p][p]My giving page will close at the end of December ....Thank you for your help :0)[/p][p][b][u]Here is the info behind my walk:[/u][/b][/p][p]I am raising money for abandoned & orphaned Kenyan babies, to give them a New Life. For the last 7 years, friends of ours, Guy & Susanna Bastable, have being living and working at the New Life Home for abandoned & orphaned babies in Nairobi. They used to live in Aberdeenshire and my daughter, Iona, went to school with their two youngest sons (who were both originally rescued by that same New Life Home). Right now New Life are fundraising to secure their water supplies. The home has its own borehole but with much construction happening around them water tables are disturbed and diminished. As Guy told me, "As more and more buildings go UP (like the new 18-storey one directly across the road from us), so the water table goes DOWN!" New Life need to deepen their bore holes to reach beneath these levels of disruption. This is an extremely expensive operation. Your donation will help keep the water supply clean and long lasting, and so ensure a new, good and healthy life for these beautiful babies.... these little bundles of sunshine.[/p][p]With many ill-health issues arising from unclean water you can understand the necessity for a pure and constant water supply for homes that look after children, and especially for the sick babies. A clean, pure, safe & reliable water supply is everything here... for drinking, for cooking, for warming the bottles of milk, for washing the babies, washing nappies, washing clothes, keeping the homes clean and the floors mopped that the babies crawl on, keeping the rescue vehicles clean and hygienic for the babies they bring home to New Life, as well as water for playing and for keeping cool in their location on the equator ... the list of how clean water is used in their daily life is long. Your donation would help enormously.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the New Life Home Trust. Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit organisation and will claim gift aid on the charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Libby x[/p]