What started as two international athletes on the same running track start line in Aberdeen, Scotland has evolved into a partnership which gets Kenyan children onto the same start lines in life that many of us take for granted.
Myles Edwards first met Gideon Gathimba whilst racing in a 1 mile running event which was organised by his Father, Mel Edwards for the opening of Aberdeen Sports Village in 2009.
Since then Kenyan international, Gideon and Scottish 1,500m champion, Myles have become great friends with Myles spending many weeks living and training with him in Kenya. Gideon had often spoken about his desire to help disadvantaged children in Kenya and in May 2012 the pair saw a real opportunity to turn this dream into reality.
Gathimba Edwards Foundation is now committed to supporting over 400 children and various initiatives across Kenya in areas such as Iten, Eldoret, Chaka, Iruri, Karatina and Kitale.
Some people’s paths cross for a reason.