CHILDREN and staff at the Firs School in Chester have sent a parcel of sports vests to youngsters in Africa.
They made the donation in support of Chester Youth Club, which raises funds and collects aids for its sponsored school children in The Gambia.
The cost of a year’s education with books, uniform and a daily lunch is only £100 a year, and the school chosen to receive aid in 2014 has no running water.
It caters for 2,000 students, with up to 60 per classroom, and has only one calculator for the whole school which must be locked in a safe overnight.
Every year members of the club visit schools to pass on donations and aid.
Linda Eite, Chester Youth Club manager, told Firs School pupils: “Thank you on behalf of Chester Youth Clubs Gambia 2014 Expedition for the games tabards your school donated to us. It will make an enormous difference to so many young children and at such a very deserving school.”
She added: “The Gambia Expedition brought with them 14 suit cases full of educational aid. Chester Youth Club members were so proud and would like all their supporters at home to know just how much their aid was appreciated and the difference it has made to so many young people who are struggling to stay in school.”
Chester Youth Club is already planning its fundraising for the 2015 Gambia Expedition which departs on February 13 next year.
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