Simba Corporation Limited has
announced its Gold sponsorship of Faraja’s annual White Water
Rafting Challenge 2016 which will take place on the 21st
and 22nd May.
The annual event by Faraja Cancer
Support Trust and Savage Wilderness is aimed at raising funds
towards the provision of complementary support services to
cancer patients, their families and care givers.
The White Water Rafting Challenge
started in 2014 and has grown to be one of the most exciting
sporting events on the Kenyan calendar. It is also one of the
most successful fundraising events hosted by Faraja.
Shaira Adamali, founding Trustee of
Faraja Cancer Support Trust said:
“Cancer cases are on the
rise in Kenya.
"There are very few people out there who don’t
know someone impacted by cancer.
"We can all help make a
"Whether it’s starting a conversation, inspiring
donations or participating in the White water rafting
challenge, every little bit helps.”
The event raises funds from corporates
and individuals, registering a team of five members to partake
in the rafting challenge.
In addition to this, the teams also
fundraise and donate proceeds to Faraja. During the two-day
event, teams compete and the victorious team is recognized and
The challenge also accommodates spectators who attend
the event to cheer for their teams and offer moral support.
"Adil Popat, Group CEO at Simba
Corporation said, “Our aim is to give back in an impactful
"We are therefore delighted to partner with Faraja who
have an outstanding record of service in offering
complementary services to cancer patients.
CSR activity is not only a good cause but also a fun and
healthy way to get our employees involved in the fight
"We hope this campaign leads to more
awareness, bigger donations, and reduced cancer morbidity
Last year, a total of Ksh3.7 million
was raised from the event, from individual donations and 33
This year, Faraja Cancer Support Trust
hopes to register at least 40 teams and targets to raise
Shaira Adamali, continued, “Faraja has
recently set up an endowment fund which currently has
"We hope to grow the funds to
Ksh100million to be able to financially assist up to four
patients monthly on a perpetual basis.”
The funds raised from WWR challenge
will go towards supporting Faraja Cancer Support trust’s free
complementary services to cancer patients, Craft for Cure
program at Kenyatta National Children Hospital the various
support group programs and the medical treatment program.
Faraja is also currently working on
building a medical endowment fund to provide financial
assistance to patients who cannot afford it.