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Trust off on an Africa Adventure

2 September 2013

Burton Albion Community Trust have teamed up with African Adventures to offer supporters the opportunity of a lifetime in Ghana, West Africa next May.  

From Monday 26th May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014, the Burton Albion Community Trust team will spend 7 nights working in schools in Woe, a deprived rural coastal area of South Eastern Ghana.  

The trip aims to raise £20,000 for the Burton Albion Community Trust, whilst supporting African Adventures’ partner projects in Ghana and providing supporters with a life-changing experience.

The money raised for Burton Albion Community Trust will help support the ongoing development of the charity.

African Adventures, www.african-adventures.co.uk, 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 welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. There is no upper age limit.

There will also be an adventure weekend with a visit to Cape Coast and Kakum national rainforest, which will be included at the end of this unique experience.  After the hard work each day, the accommodation is minutes from the beach.

Matthew Hancock, Community Delivery Manager at Burton Albion Community Trust, is eager for supporters to enjoy this opportunity and said: ‘We are delighted to be working closely with African Adventures and are already very much looking forward to what is sure to be a wonderful experience for everybody involved.

‘To be in a position to make a difference to the lives of the people of Ghana whilst also aiding the development of our ongoing projects back home is a unique opportunity and one I am sure will make a big difference.’ 

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, ‘We are delighted to continue our partnership with Burton Albion Community Trust. Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, where we have committed to providing schools and youth centres across Ghana with teaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance.

‘In Ghana, the needs of the community are particularly pressing and we are truly grateful to the club. Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting the Burton Albion Community Trust and their vital work in the Burton area. Most of all, fans and staff will have a life changing experience and by the end of the trip 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 Burton Albion Community Trust including fundraising support.

Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our 2014 African Adventures presentation on Wednesday 4th September at 7pm at the Pirelli Stadium.

If you wish to attend, please contact matthew.hancock@burtonalbionfc.co.uk to reserve your seat!


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