Students’ aid for Kenya

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SHEFFIELD University students have raised more than £3,400 for the construction of a new clinic in the remote village of Tikeet, Kenya.

Geography students go on annual field trips to visit three villages in a remote part of north-western Kenya, 320 miles from the capital Nairobi.

Currently, villagers in Tikeet have to walk seven to eight hours to get to the nearest clinic and have poor access to fresh water.

The only local source of medical help for the village is a mobile clinic provided by the church which visits once a month.

Students raised the cash with activities like Tunes for Tikeet – a charity gig in The Green Room pub on West Street featuring local acoustic bands and DJ sets. A follow-up gig is already being planned together with a raffle.