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Donated RTC kit reaches Africa

Children in remote villages of Gambia in West Africa received Blackburn Rovers Ladies kit this week

7 November 2018

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Children in remote villages of Gambia in West Africa received Blackburn Rovers Ladies kit this week.

Rovers shirts and tracksuits were given out in the village of Kerr Auldi, north of the River Gambia.

No charity has previously visited this part of the country, a four-hour drive away from the popular tourist destination of Bakau.

A team of two medics and a pharmacist; Salim Jogee, Zahur Waghat and Haroon Patel visit Gambia bi-annually to distribute food and clothes.

Jogee, who is a big Blackburn Rovers supporter, said: “We have to say a massive thank you and appreciation to Blackburn Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly for donating the kits for these very poor children.

“The donation makes a huge a difference to these boys and they truly appreciate it. This is the first time they have been able to wear a football shirt.

“It’s a pleasure to meet these boys and the smiles on their faces just say it all,” he added.

“The village elders send their sincere thanks to the whole team at Blackburn Rovers Ladies.”


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