Why is the charity called Zest For Life?
The Charity grew out of a Global School Partnership Project and a memorial project created by Karen and Tony Jones to celebrate the life of their son Ross tragically lost in a motor accident in 2005.
With the help and support of World of Roses, Bedford, a new rose was chosen and called Zest for Life Rose - a name that summed up Ross and his short life and that has connotations of hope and the fulfillment of potential that we wish for students both here and in Kenya.
As an ongoing fundraising tool the rose also demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable relationship with our Kenyan partners.
What is the Zest For Life rose like and how can I buy one?
This is a beautiful orange-blended floribunda rose which grows to around 70cm (2.5 feet). It has a wonderful fragrance.
The Zest For Life rose bush makes a wonderful gift for many occasions. It is a delightful addition to your garden, either grown in pots or planted in flower beds.
How can I become a sponsor or trustee?
Where does my money go?
Zest for Life is run by four volunteer Trustees. We have few overheads. In 2017, 97% of our income went directly to support our beneficiaries. Education Bursaries and funding for projects are paid direct to the School, College or University in Kenya.