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Head To Kenya With The Boro

10 October 2012

Stevenage FC in the Community have teamed up with African Adventures to offer Boro supporters the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to sign up for an African Adventure in 2013! 

From Monday 27th May – Friday 7th June 2013, the Boro African adventure team will spend 10 days working in schools in Nakuru, a deprived area of South West Kenya.

The trip aims to raise £20,000 for Stevenage FC in the Community, whilst supporting African Adventures’ partner projects in Kenya, and providing supporters with a life changing experience.

The money raised for Stevenage FC in the Community will help fund the charity’s 2013/14 Disability Coaching Programme , in the local Stevenage area, which offers vulnerable adults and young people with disabilities the opportunity to play and enjoy football and sport, creating a level playing field for all.

African Adventures works with community projects in developing areas of Africa. Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-schools training. The trip will support African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge, which provides resources and micro-finance to all projects it supports.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian,there is no upper age limit. There will also be an adventure day with a visit to the Rift Valley, which will be included midway through this unique experience.

Alex Tunbridge, Stevenage FC’s Head of Community is eager for Boro supporters to enjoy this opportunity and said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for supporters, sponsors and members of the local community to make a difference not just in a deprived area of Africa, but at the same time support disability sport within their local community. Several members of club staff will be going on this once in a lifetime trip and if you have an interest in football, travel or volunteering we would love you to join us on what will be a fantastic adventure ".

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, “we are delighted to begin this partnership with Stevenage FC in the Community. Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, where we have committed to providing schools and youth centres across Kenya withteaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance. Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting Stevenage FC in the Community and their vital work in the Stevenage area. Most of all,Boro fans and staff will have a life changing experience and will have positively engaged with over 1000 children who live in extreme poverty.”

All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and Stevenage FC in the Community including fundraising support.

Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our 2013 African Adventures launch presentation on Monday 12th November at 7.00pm at The Lamex Stadium. Please email to register your interest in the trip as spaces are limited!

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