We are launching an appeal from young footballers in a small fishing village in the Gambia.
The village is called Gunjur. Most families have no electricity or running water. The major pastime and passion for the kids is football which helps in bringing the village together.
They are desperate for second-hand football boots or trainers. No matter what condition they are in any donations will be gratefully received. The children are as young as 5 years old progressing through to adulthood. They will all treasure any boots or trainers you can provide. Second-hand sports shirts, shorts or socks are also really appreciated if you can help?
There were children fortunate enough to have been given second-hand boots this week. There are many others who would love to own a pair.
We will be posting a collection bin by the club shop on match days for boots and any old (but good condition) kits you may wish to donate. We will also have a second collection point at Springfield Road Dental Surgery, where items can be left during office hours.
If you have anything that you wish us to collect, please contact club Director Pat McCrossan on Pat.Mccrossan@hastingsunited.com
Thank you for helping us help the people of Gunjur come together through the wonderful game.