Father Whose Daughter Died in Car Crash Donates Ksh4.3M to Kenya

  • The late Charlotte Hope who volunteered at Restart Africa charity in Kenya.
    The late Charlotte Hope who volunteered at Restart Africa charity in Kenya.
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  • A father from the United Kingdom (UK) opted to donate all Ksh4.3 million (£30,000) raised in honour of his daughter who passed away in a car crash.

    In a statement, Wing Cdr Neil Hope, the father of Charlotte Hope, noted that the funds will be transferred to a charity organisation benefitting children in Kenya.

    Charlotte, who was aged 19 years, was killed in a car crash in April 2022 at A53 at Astley, near Shrewsbury in England.

    In her honour, Neil organised a football match aimed at fundraising. The match was between RAF all-stars and an ex-professional and celebrity team in Market Drayton as per BBC.

    The late Charlotte Hope's mother Helen (left) and father Wing Cdr Neil Hope.
    The late Charlotte Hope's mother Helen (left) and father Wing Cdr Neil Hope.
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    The event raised Ksh4.3 million which the father promised would be donated to the Charity, Restart Africa, to benefit the needy Kenyan children where Charlotte volunteered.

    "She was a wonderful human being. She would do things for other people all of the time. The voluntary stuff and the charity stuff that she did was just absolutely fantastic," Neil explained.

    As a trained teacher, Charlotte volunteered at the charity and, at the time of the accident, she was planning to return into the country and work as a tutor.

    Her mother Helen Hope told the international broadcaster that the family was hopeful the raised funds would benefit the children.

    "It's just amazing seeing all the support we've been getting for this. It's so lovely and Charlotte would not believe this was all being done in her name, she'd be amazed," she noted.

    Restart Africa is connected to the Sanata Charitable Trust that has operations in the United Kingdom as well as another head office in Gilgil, Kenya.

    The purpose of the UK Trust is to generate funds for the development and ongoing costs of the Restart Children’s Centre.

    The center takes care of 100 children as young as a few months old who live in an orphanage. The organisation, which was set up in Gilgil, Nakuru County in 2015, provides food, shelter welfare and education to the children.

    "Most of our children have suffered severe, often sexual, abuse and deprivation, all have significant emotional issues.  It can take many months of love and care before they get over the hand to mouth existence they were leading on the streets, and are able to enjoy a more settled life in the Restart Centre," reads a description on the Charity's site.

    A truck branded Restart Africa
    A truck branded Restart Africa.
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