Middleton soldier helps Kenyan children with football kit

Children at a primary school in Kenya are kitted out for football thanks to local soldier Adam Blackburn from Middleton who recently served a 6 months tour in Kenya.

On his days off out there he decided to give up his time and taught the less privileged children at Nanyuki DEB Primary School in Laikipia County, how to play football.

Learning while out there that the children had no kit, Adam reached out to his local football club Tingley Athletic FC where he coaches the U11 girls, to see if they would donate any old kit.

Kelly Quarmby head of the girls football teams at Tingley took it upon herself to rally around and help Adam out.

We’re delighted to report that all this kit has now made its way to children at Nanyuki DEB Primary School in Laikipia County, Kenya.

Adam on remembrance Sunday

How amazing is it to see these kids enjoying Tingley old kits.

Well done to Adam, Kelly and all at Tingley Athletic Football Club for helping out children in need.

 Story as told by Jennifer Blackburn, Acre Court, Middleton.








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