Richard Gibson a dairy farmer from Nether Woodburn Farm, East Anstey in Devon was selected by the BBC for a documentary titled 'Toughest Place to be a farmer'. Having been selected in August he was sent to Heathrow airport in September and only told then that he was going to Northern Kenya. The whole experience involved living with the Samburu tribe in one of the villages with a host family. Their farming revolves around herding cattle and goats in a very arid region (there had been no rain for a year) and finding water and grazing to ultimately keep their animals and themselves alive. These are a resilient and resourceful people and by raising money through 'AID FOR SAMBURU' for the provision of sustainable water this would significantly enhance their lives and be extremely important if drought conditions continue to prevail.

On the 4th/5th February the drilling team went to Mpagas and conducted their drilling and environmental survey. Once the official report is back we will get a timeline for the rig to head up to site. Here are the pictures of the visit.    

AFRICAN THEMED QUIZ NIGHT SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2015 Looking forward to our first fund raiser of the year at Oakford village hall.( EX16 9ER) Tickets £7.50 to include supper/pudding. Teams of 6 Be prepared to enjoy all things African !!!!! Ring Heather to book your tickets/teams 01398 341348

The Borehole Survey which included a meeting with the villagers to discuss their needs was carried out on 13th September 2014.

PROJECT PLANS 01/11/2014 Initial plans were to build a reservoir by partnering with the Samburu Trust (ST). However after lengthy discussing with Julia of the ST it has been decided that this type of project would not be suitable for this part of Northern Kenya. The main reasons are as follows: Sandy and rocky area […]

FRIDAY JULY 11th 2014 FERRET RACE NIGHT AT KNOWSTONE VILLAGE HALL FROM 7:00PM (POSTCODE EX36 4RY) Adults £2, Family Ticket £5 Bar and light refreshments For further details contact Wendy on 01398 341159 or Heather 01398 341348

FUND RAISING TO 3O TH NOVEMBER 2013 WE HAVE RAISED   £33,219.96 THIS INCLUDES 2 PLEDGES Thank you to everyone raising funds for the Charity. Here are pictures of Young Farmers Clubs, our vets who ran a half marathon and The Sundown Country and Western Dance Club.

Fund Raising to 31st July 2013 Fund raising is going really well and to date we have raised a total of £21,572.36 Events so far have included a vintage car rally, clay pigeon shooting, cake selling aswell as our own quiz, Barn Dance, Cattle Sale and agricultural donations from other farmers. Richard is now giving […]

Aid for Samburu featured in the Media Toughest Place to be a farmer was screened on 17th March 2013 on BBC2. The programme on Richards adventure in a remote area of Kenya led to the Charity “Aid for Samburu”. Click on to media features to watch the programme on You Tube and visit the BBC2 […]

Richard meets Lemergichen who hosted his stay in Samburu.

Richard with the Samburu men before rounding up the cattle to move on