Sports Kits are Africa Bound
Orphans at a children’s home in Kenya will soon
be able to play football thanks to donations from two Hethersett sports
Hethersett Athletic Football Club and Hethersett
Hawks Cycle Speedway Club have sent unwanted shirts, shorts and socks to
the Divine Providence Children’s Home in Kakamega, Kenya.
The home looks after abandoned children and
currently has 80 orphans ranging in age from babies to 16-year-olds.
The clubs became aware of the orphanage through Sue
Buffin who lives in Little Melton. Sue is involved with both clubs and
her twin sons – Liam and Adam – have together played over 250 games
for Hethersett Athletic and are currently regulars in the Under-15 team. Sue
is pictured above with some of the shirts.
Sue heard through a friend that a British health
worker in Kenya was appealing for toys and other items for the home. The
response was a collection of unwanted kit which Sue augmented by
donating 20 footballs with the word Norwich on them.
“It’s nice to be able to do something, however
small, to help these children who have very little,” Sue said.
Sue has already been in contact with the home and
has a long letter in response from Kenya. The clubs are hoping to keep
in touch with the home and receive photographs of the youngsters with
their new gifts.