An African orphanage has been given a helping hand by members of Burton Albion Community Trust’s Golden Goals programme.
The Footprints charity provides an orphanage in Kenya and constantly needs donations to keep it up and running.
The Golden Goals group held a skittles night to raise funds for Footprints and handed over £410 to the charity’s founder Kerry Watson as a result.
Kerry said: “We are delighted as we never expected them to raise so much money. My dad was president of the Brewers in the past and he would be proud that part of Burton Albion is supporting Footprints. It’s all about the sustainability of the home now. We have to raise £4,000 a month just to run the school, the home and feed the children. So this donation is gratefully appreciated.”
The Golden Goals is a Burton Albion Community Trust activity programme for over 50s which meets weekly.
Golden Goals member Dave Gascoigne said: “We held a skittles night at Rolleston Club and we wanted to give the cash to Footprints as Kerry is doing such a wonderful job.
“Golden Goals is all about health and well-being and we have different activities every week – speakers like Kerry and lots of other things going on. It’s great and I would recommend it to everyone over 50.”
Golden Goals takes place at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium every Wednesday from 10am to noon. The cost is £2 and includes tea and biscuits.
There are also Golden Goal sessions at:
Uttoxeter Hermitage Centre on Tuesdays from 10am-11am;
BACT Community Hub on Tuesdays from 10am-noon;
Immanuel Hall, Stapenhill, on Thursdays from 9.30am-11.30am
Tutbury Village Hall from on Thursdays from 10am-noon.
Call 01283 565938 for details.