On Friday 3rd we celebrated 30 years of JW Seagon with many of our long-standing clients and employees. It was a wonderful occasion set in the beautiful grounds of Muthaiga Country Club and a fantastic way to celebrate this momentous milestone.
It is often the case at such events that the guests leave with a “giveaway”, a small token of our appreciation stamped with the JW Seagon Logo, just in case they should forget us! After much deliberation David decided that instead of giveaways, we would use that money to make a greater impact to people’s lives beyond the JW Seagon client base. We felt that we all have enough “stuff” and that the money could be put to better use elsewhere.
The decision was made that we would donate one million Kenya Shillings to the British Legion (Kenya) in aid of the Askari Fund. The Askari Fund provides assistance to the those surviving soldiers and their widows, providing the equivalent of 2 meals a day for each recipient. Currently they are supporting 519 veterans, the oldest of which is 117 years old.
Having attended the recent Remembrance Day service we were reminded of the sacrifice that so many men and women made to ensure the security of our future. It is a pleasure that we can show our gratitude with this donation and support the incredible work that the Askari Appeal does to support these veterans.
A short note of thanks from the Chairman of the British Legion (Kenya) Iain Brewster:
“It was with both great delight and not inconsiderable astonishment that I received the news from Jenny Larby that you and your team at JW Seagon and Company had donated the enormously generous sum of KES 1,000,000 towards this year’s Askari Appeal…On behalf of the committee of the Askari Appeal – asante sana!”