Charity needs donations of sports equipment

Karen and Lloyd Clewer with the 2013 container before it went to Ghana
Karen and Lloyd Clewer with the 2013 container before it went to Ghana
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A CHARITY has put out a desperate appeal to raise donations for poverty-stricken people in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Farm4life, a Fareham-based charity, sends out containers full of donations such as laptops, musical instruments and sports equipment to be used in schools there.

It also collects items that can be used in hospitals.

Last year, included in the charity’s container was cricket equipment, donated from West Hill Park School and Hampshire Cricket Club, which was given to the School for the Blind in Akropong, Ghana.

Lee Clewer, from the charity, said: ‘It was great to give a blind child the opportunity to hold a cricket bat for the first time and learn the art of cricket, they soon got the hang of the game they were totally amazing.’

This year, Farm4life would like to hear from anybody who feels they can contribute something to the donations.

In particular it would like to hear from people who could donate sports items like footballs and javelins.

The charity hopes to have enough donations to send out the container to Ghana in September.

Those wanting to donate can e-mail mail@farm4life.org or phone 01329 480266.

A full list of donatable items is also available on the charity’s website farm4life.org.