On Monday morning 25 people associated with Stevenage Football Club will begin the long journey to Nakuru, Kenya, where the hard work will really begin.
Two of those making the trip are our Head of Marketing Dave Toyn, and myself Mitchell Jones, the Web Editor. Between us we are aiming to keep you up to date on the Boro’s International Adventure with updates on the official website – Kenyan Wi-Fi permitting!
The trip was announced almost a year ago, and with the countdown and fundraising now past, attentions turn fully to the tasks at hand. At a pre-departure meeting two weeks ago, we were given a lot more information about the work to be completed and it all begins at 10am tomorrow as we head to the airport. After more than 20 hours of travelling, including a stop off in Doha to change planes, we will arrive in Nairobi ready for a coach journey to Nakuru.
As a group we will undertake building work at the Jubilee Academy, which offers an education to local children in Nakuru, as well as teaching itself at the Luchema Children’s School. In the evenings we will be offering football coaching to the locals as well as giving out the shirts that were donated in our deal in the club shop earlier this season.
We’re all packed and ready to go and we want the fans that can’t make the trip to still be a part of it so get tweeting using the hashtag #StevenageInKenya and we will do all we can to keep you up to date with how we’re getting on!
More information will also be posted on our Twitter account @stevenagefc and also @tripsinafrica who run the trip.