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Burton Albion Community Trust are off on an African Adventure

23 August 2014

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


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


May – Thursday 4th June 2015, the Burton Albion Community Trust team will spend 7 nights working in schools in Woe, a deprived rural coastal area of South Eastern Ghana. thFrom Sunday 24

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 forBurton Albion Community Trustwill help fund schemes such as the Targeted Disability Group which is up and running within the local community. Furthermore all process continue to allow the BACT to run further events and project going forward.

 

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-school 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.

 

Paul Calladine, Events Coordinator atBurton Albion FC, is eager for supporters to enjoy this opportunity and said: "This will be the second year Burton Albion Community Trust have endeavoured to send a group of Community Volunteers out to Ghana for a life changing experience. With fantastic support from our local business and community leaders, last year proved to be a massive success and the trust are very proud of the work and effort of all involved. 


"The Children that you meet, the locals you encounter and the community workers you assist all truly are fantastic people.".

 

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, “Weare excited at the prospect of supporting theBurton Albion Community Trustand 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 August at 6.30pm at the Pirelli Stadium.thThursday 28

 


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