PLEASE HELP HARUN
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OK... The last time I did this was when I climbed Mount Kenya to raise money for Cheleta Primary School in Nairobi. This time is somewhat different. I'm now giving all I can along with appealing to my fabulous family and friends (and their ... More ...

OK... The last time I did this was when I climbed Mount Kenya to raise money for Cheleta Primary School in Nairobi. This time is somewhat different.

I'm now giving all I can along with appealing to my fabulous family and friends (and their family and friends) to help someone incredibly special.

Harun was my gardener when I lived in Kenya (employed by a landscaping firm the British Army in Kenya have a contract with). Harun is hard working, extremely respectful, caring, loyal and incredibly humble.

Harun was not only a best friend and confidante to me but to my children also. We love him, there's no question on that!

I am aware of how much loyalty he has to me and my children. Whilst in Kenya, someone considered a friend, betrayed me and my children in a cruel way, to the point where it was life changing for us. (I won't detail here in public but if anyone wishes to donate to Harun and wants to know this information, then I am willing to mention privately). Harun is now being pressured to work for this person by his bosses and he is refusing out of loyalty to me. Harun is not at all a taker, he insists on working for every shilling he has and so he is trying to make ends meet by doing any odd job he can find, until a permanent position arises - Harun would never beg!!!

I am aware he is struggling at the moment. Harun has a wife called Anne who cares for their four children up country whilst Harun works in Nairobi to support the family. Anne has a heart condition which, managed properly, costs the family thousands of shillings. There are times where they cannot afford medication and this results in Anne being admitted to hospital (vicious circle) as then the hospital fees run into thousands of shillings. It was during one of these times that Harun was invited to move into our family home to eliminate his rental costs in Nairobi. Harun was extremely respectful of the family and you never knew he was there, other than when he was kicking a football around with the children in his spare time. Harun has a smile on his face every single day even though he is consumed by stress and worry.

I am hoping a permanent position arises for him very soon, but until then - I will help him all I can as I feel responsible and I just love him!!!  I'm aware that I am being cheeky in asking others if they will too, but it may just work!

We wouldn't do this for every person we meet, but on the odd occasion you meet someone so incredible that you consider that person family. Some of you have met Harun, so you know what I am saying - he deserves something good to come his way!

Thanks in advance.

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