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£1,015
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    Weʼve raised £1,015 to aid the Hockey Dreams Foundation project in Zambia which provides youth with hope through hockey - http://www.hockeydreams.nl/

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

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    “Sport has the power to change the world... It speaks to youth in a language they understand. It can create hope where once there was only despair.” Nelson Mandela, 2000. Having worked for the Olympic and Paralympic Games over the past decade I have seen first-hand the amazing power of sport to break down barriers, inspire and give hope. Now it’s my time to give something back.

    From 13-24 July 2017 I will travel to Zambia in Africa to support the Hockey Dreams Foundation project in Lusaka. The Hockey Dreams Foundation uses hockey as a tool to provide underprivileged in Africa with a better future. They believe that sport development has the ability to improve communities and to protect children from the dangers of using drugs or getting caught up with criminal activities. The hockey project provides a safe environment for them to express and enjoy themselves and learn important life values. They focus on developing, training and educating local coaches, because they are the foundation for the community and the best way to reach the youth.

    Hockey was my first love. My parents met through an international hockey tournament and they played hockey on their wedding day and their honeymoon. My father sadly passed away last month. He was very well known in the hockey community (FIH website: http://www.fih.ch/news/hockey-mourns-loss-of-pioneer-who-helped-introduce-hockey-to-china/ ) and he recently told me about when he played in Zambia in 1973. So I am fundraising for the Hockey Dreams Foundation as a tribute to him and to pass on his love for the game to the underprivileged children benefitted by the project in Zambia and Malawi.

    Thank you for your generous support, it will make a huge difference.

    *I am fully covering my costs for the trip so every penny raised will go directly the Hockey Dreams Foundation project. The Hockey Dreams Foundation is based in Holland, meaning I have to do my fundraising via Crowdfunding not UK specific 'Just Giving'.

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    • Philip Wilkinson3 years ago
      Philip Wilkinson

      Philip Wilkinson

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the Hockey Dreams Foundation project in Zambia. Your support is making a huge difference and often creating the highlight of their week for the hundreds of kids involved in the project. You can read my review here: http://www.hockeydreams.nl/blog/phils-hockey-dream-a-tribute-to-his-father/

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    • Philip Wilkinson3 years ago
      Philip Wilkinson

      Philip Wilkinson

      3 years ago

      2 DAYS TO GO until I'm off to Zambia to coach these guys for the Hockey Dreams Foundation project! Vaccinations (check) Mosquito net (check), Equipment donation (check), Energy and enthusaism (check), Fundraising (still a way to go!!!!).

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    • Philip Wilkinson3 years ago
      Philip Wilkinson

      Philip Wilkinson

      3 years ago

      Exactly one month to go until I leave for the Hockey Dreams Foundation project in Zambia. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    • Philip Wilkinson3 years ago
      Philip Wilkinson

      Philip Wilkinson

      3 years ago

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/19/2017 00.54

    Supporters

    35

    • Nick Williams

      Nick Williams

      Jul 19, 2017

      Hope it's going well mate. Well done

      £50.00

    • Steve Bourne

      Steve Bourne

      Jul 17, 2017

      Keep up the pics and vids!

      £35.00

    • Anthony Monger

      Anthony Monger

      Jul 15, 2017

      Good luck mate!

      £20.00

    • Michelly Campos

      Michelly Campos

      Jul 13, 2017

      Muito orgulho de você, Phil. Que essa viagem te traga uma vivência incrível. Have a great time. Good lucky. xxxxx

      £10.00

    • Sebastian Kerll

      Sebastian Kerll

      Jul 12, 2017

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      £130.00

    • Richard Sobkiewicz

      Richard Sobkiewicz

      Jul 11, 2017

      Good luck Phil!

      £50.00

    • David Bradbury

      David Bradbury

      Jul 11, 2017

      Good luck Wilko. Great cause and a great tribute

      £50.00

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    Philip Wilkinson

    Philip Wilkinson

    London, United Kingdom

    I am 36 years old and have spent the last 10 years working for the Olympic Games seeing first hand the unique power of sport to give hope and bring people together. My father passed away in April 2017 and was a lifelong hockey player, so this charity work is a tribute to him.

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