RAI Amsterdam and its employees have been supporting AMREF Flying Doctors for over ten years. October 2015 will see the fifth edition of the ‘Kenya Classic’, a bike ride which raises funds for the organisation. Ten RAI employees will be taking part in the event on behalf of RAI Amsterdam, with support of sponsors ACS & Eventresult.
The Kenya Classic takes place from 10 to 17 October 2015. During the Kenya Classic 80 participants spend six gruelling days cycling nearly 400 kilometres on a tough course in the harsh climate of Northern Tanzania. The route encircles the Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. In both Tanzania and Kenya, the participants will have the opportunity to visit AMREF projects and see where the raised funds will be used. In the months leading up to the event, participants must raise at least 5000 euros per person for the activities of AMREF Flying Doctors. The total of our very own RAI team is now at over €57,000,which is an extraordinary performance! To raise these funds our colleagues participated in a variety of activities, such as working 24 hours in horticulture and organising a successful auction and raffle.
AMREF Flying Doctors
Established as the Flying Doctors in Kenya in 1957, AMREF Flying Doctors is the largest health organisation in Africa. Its goal is to structurally improve the health of vulnerable communities in Africa, and allow them to escape poverty. In the Netherlands, AMREF Flying Doctors is active in raising funds and ensuring a responsible distribution of these funds to AMREF projects in Africa.