Walking For Kevin
Kevin Thompson was a Bikram student. He passed away the end of last year. His widow, Helen Story, (also a student) has continued Kevin's work at The One Foundation who have community health projects in Africa. We would like to invite all Bikram Yoga students to participate in sponsored walks to raise £7,000 to pay for 1 African water PlayPump.
One Water Heroes
Kevin Thompson was nominated as a One Water Hero.
The charity makes a real difference to thousands of lives. PlayPump® water
systems are powered by children at play.
One Water comments on Kevin’s contribution:
“Many people have been involved in the development and success of One water and we would particularly like to recognise the contribution that Kevin Thompson from Brandsmiths made to this project. His death has left a
great hole in many hearts and minds and he will be very much missed as a friend and a mentor. His legacy lives on in the hundreds of thousands of lives he's helped to change in Africa.”
Family and Friends Walk: Join us in a walk along the Thames Path from Hampton Court to Putney on May 30th 2009 to celebrate and remember and celebrate Kevin’s life. This will be organised by Helen Storey (Kevin’s widow) and Caroline Coates of the Helen Storey Foundation.
Caroline’s Walks: In June and July Caroline will also complete a series of day walks (5 to 20 miles each), beginning in Aberdeenshire and ending in Cornwall, personally clocking up 250 miles. Those interested can walk in Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Borders, Lake District, the Dales and Pennine Ways, Coast to Coast, Peak District, Cotswolds, Bristol area and Devon and Cornwall coastal path.
To participate or learn more contact Helen or Caroline by emailing email@example.com
please also see www.helenstoreyfoundation.org
“We used to walk.
The first, across Hampstead Heath, slowly, finding out who you were, as you did me,
The day vanished, so we walked the night too.
We always walked after that.
Along the Thames path, to dream of our garden, to guess at other people’s history, to fathom and invent, to laugh and to feel each second was close to the next.
In gratitude, at identical pace, and equal in everything that matters.
As time went by, the walks got shorter, until you couldn’t walk any more.
The last, towards the front door, and into the back of the ambulance.
The same pace now, towards memory, and still in silent disbelief; without you.
Helen Storey, February 2009
You can donate by credit/debit card at www.Justgiving.com/walkingforkevin or send a cheque payable to Helen
Storey Foundation to Caroline Coates at 19 Shuttleworth Road, London, SW11 3DH. Every penny will go directly to One Water.