Monday, 16 September 2013

Pre-departure information

Dear team Kenya,

We wanted to send a quick e-mail prior to you departing. We hope that your preparation and packing is going well!

Just a couple of last-minute tips:
1.       Please do remember to check your luggage allowance with your airline, including hand luggage. Please do keep to this allowance. It should be more than enough for all kit
2.     Please remember not to pack any working boots on the outside of the main hold luggage. They almost certainly won’t arrive still attached
3     Please also pack a change of underwear, toothbrush (not paste, unless it is less than 100ml) and any other absolute essentials in your hand luggage (medication, anti-malarial tablets), just in case any main bags go missing on the flight. It is unlikely, but best to be safe. We would also recommend that team members wear their boots on the journey, as this saves on weight in your luggage and means that if your bag is delayed somewhere that you will still have a pair of good, comfy shoes to wear.
Keeping in touch: 
We have set up a blog for your group, to keep friends and family up to date with what your  team is up to. You can find the SWMP team blog here and they can comment on posts and (hopefully!) photographs. We will be updating the blog as often as possible with news from the team – at least once a day. Please feel free to pass this link on to anyone else who you think would like to stay up to date with the team’s activities.

Trip Information: 
You can find specific trip information and documents here This page has some key documents (itinerary, trip information pack, risk assessments) plus general Inspire information and our Emergency number – also detailed below.

Flights and arrival:  We will update the blog to let people know when you have all arrived safely. 

On arrival in Kenya Jess and Madoc, the Inspire Group Leaders, will be there to meet you at Nairobi Airport Arrivals from 7am. They will have a sign with SWMP and be wearing Navy Blue Inspire T-shirts.  If you have any problems or your flight is delayed – please call the Inspire Emergency Number listed below or e-mail us .

If a family member or friend needs to contact a member of the team urgently at any point please ask them to make a note of the Inspire 24 hour EMERGENCY number: 07531 872 658. This number is manned in the UK 24 hours a day in case of any emergency situations where you need to contact a member of the team urgently.

For all other queries, please ask them to use the Inspire office number: 01273 249543.

If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we hope you have an incredible time and look forward to keeping family and friends updated throughout the group’s time in Kenya.

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