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£260raised of £2,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £260 to Help the kids of Khayelitsha, South Africa's biggest and fastest growing township

    Khayelitsha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Funded on Tuesday, 27th June 2017

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    On a recent trip to South Africa, I, along with 32 other members of Wanstead CC, had the privilege of spending an afternoon with the kids of Ntwasahlobo Primary School in Khayelitsha, South Africa's biggest and fastest growing township.

    Our purpose, via the Sporting Chance charity, was simple - coach cricketing skills as a way of self-improvement and personal development.

    It's hard and difficult to explain the experience. 'Humbling' and 'overwhelming' are the words which come to mind, yet an understatement.

    Unemployment in Khayelitsha is at unprecedented levels. Vast majority of families are on state 'welfare' of R320/month, equivalent to £20.
    Despite the adversities they face on a daily basis, the few hours spent with the kids puts our world into perspective.

    The enthusiasm, discipline and positive attitude they showed was infectious. The ground we used was littered with every foreign object debris you can think of, and yet they were running around shoe-less, diving and rolling around like footballers. They didn't once stop smiling ear to ear.

    We complain about not being able to buy/afford the next latest gadget. We forget the three basic fundamentals everyone needs - food on the table, clothes on your back and a roof over your head. Most of these kids lack some of these basic needs.

    As part of an ongoing relationship between Sporting Chance and Wanstead CC, we are taking this opportunity to really give back.

    The aim - visit Khayelitsha once (if possible twice) a year to spend time with the kids in whatever capacity the school and the charity see fit.

    Through monetary and sporting kit donations, we want to raise as much as possible and hand deliver it to the kids - words will not and cannot explain the joy on their faces.

    Any donation, no matter how big or small, will go a long way for these kids.

    Please share this link with your friends, families and colleagues. Every little will help.

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      7

      • Ann Emmons

        Ann Emmons

        Mar 31, 2017

        Hope this helps your wonderful cause sorry it couldn't be more. Xx

        £20.00

      • Joel Morrs-Ley

        Joel Morrs-Ley

        Mar 31, 2017

        £10.00

      • megha chopra

        megha chopra

        Mar 15, 2017

        Good luck fam a lam

        £50.00

      • anish amin

        anish amin

        Mar 15, 2017

        Great cause mate all the best bro! 👍👏

        £30.00

      • Stuart Phillips & Ruth Martin

        Stuart Phillips & Ruth Martin

        Mar 1, 2017

        The memories of that opportunity will stay with us. It will be wonderful to help the work continue.

        £50.00

      • Saba Nasim

        Saba Nasim

        Mar 1, 2017

        Great cause Karan, absolutely loved coaching the kids there and seeing the smiles on their faces whilst they played in the heat yet enjoyed themselves. Good luck for reaching your target! #cricket

        £50.00

      • Arfan

        Arfan

        Feb 28, 2017

        Great cause Karan.

        £50.00

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      Karan Singh

      Karan Singh

      Khayelitsha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

      We don't have the resources to help every child, but we do have the responsibility to give every child the tools to HELP THEMSELVES - Nelson Mandela

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