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Join Community in Ghana!

18 January 2017

This October, Burnley FC in the Community are travelling to Ghana in West Africa to continue the project-led work we have been involved with since 2014… And we’re looking for adventurous volunteers to join us!

For the third time, we’ll be teaming up with the hugely popular and well respected UK-based volunteer travel organisation, African Adventures, and with their help, we’ll be aiming to build on the on great work we’ve already been involved in in the village of Woe in Ghana and also to build on the special ties we have established with the community there.

With a focus on the continuation of the building work we have already contributed to at the Dedzidi Primary School, this year, we’ll aim to assist in the completion of the school’s new brick-built classroom block. Teams from Community helped to lay the initial foundations of the classroom block back in 2014, moulded bricks and built classroom walls in 2015 and, this year, we will help to put together the final touches to the project! The purpose of the trip is to tangibly help the community and the children of Woe by lending our time, energy and resources.

The trip can be paid for directly or via fundraising, and costs £1995. As well as covering the cost of the trip, the adventure weekend and materials for the projects, part of the funds raised will go to us here at Burnley FC in the Community to support our charitable work across East Lancashire.

As well as the project work, the trip will also include an exciting adventure weekend, exploring part of this beautiful, lush-green country.

Siobhán McNamara, Marketing and Partnerships Manager at Burnley FC in the Community said: “I took the trip to Ghana in 2015 with Community and can without hesitation say it was a truly amazing experience. It was great to see the tangible results of our building work after a week, whilst also knowing our trip was benefitting those as home as well. It’s very exciting to think we’ll be returning to this special community and building on our ties there. I’d encourage anyone who has thought about taking a trip like this before to come along to the information evening and find out more!”

Is this the kind of trip you’ve always dreamed of taking? Are you intrigued to hear more? Have you thought about joining us in the past and don’t want to miss the opportunity again?
 
Come and find out plenty of detail about the trip at our information evening on Wednesday 1st February 7pm, at UCFB Burnley, Turf Moor. With presentations from Burnley FC in the Community staff and volunteers who have taken the trip previously and from African Adventures staff, we’ll be able to show you lots of photos from previous trips and answer any questions you may have.

For questions prior to the meeting and to confirm attendance, please email Siobhán McNamara at s.mcnamara@burnleyfc.com or call 01282 704 716.

Volunteers aged under 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more general information on the trip, including breakdown of costs, please visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org


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