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The Leyton Orient Trust is off on an African Adventure

12 September 2014

The Leyton Orient Trust have teamed up with African Adventures to offer supporters the opportunity of a lifetime in Ghana, West Africa next May.

From Tuesday 26th May to Sunday 7th June, the Leyton Orient Trust team will spend 10 nights working in schools in Woe, a deprived rural coastal area of South Eastern Ghana. 

The trip aims to raise funds for the Leyton Orient Trust, whilst supporting African Adventures’ partner projects in Ghana and providing supporters with a life-changing experience.

The money raised for the Leyton Orient Trust will help fund developing the Clapton Orient World War One education project.

African Adventures, www.african-adventures.co.uk, works with community projects in developing areas of Africa.  

Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-sports coaching.

The trip will support African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge, which provides resources and micro-finance to all projects it supports.

Volunteers of all ages welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. There is no upper age limit.

There will also be an adventure weekend with a visit to Cape Coast and Kakum national rainforest, which will be included at the end of this unique experience.  After the hard work each day, the accommodation is minutes from the beach.

Neil Taylor, Chief Executive of the Leyton Orient Trust, is eager for supporters to enjoy this opportunity and said:

We are working with African Adventures as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations and thought it a great way for Orient fans to help communities in Africa and raise money for us to commemorate Orient’s contribution to World War One.

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, “We are delighted to be working with the Leyton Orient Trust. Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, where we have committed to providing schools and youth centres across Ghana with teaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance.  In Ghana, the needs of the community are particularly pressing and we are truly grateful to the club. Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting the Leyton Orient Trust and their vital work in the London area. Most of all, fans and staff will have a life changing experience and by the end of the trip will have positively engaged with over 1000 children who live in extreme poverty.”

All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and the Leyton Orient Trust, including fundraising support.

Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our 2014/15 African Adventures presentation on Saturday 13th September at 1.30pm at the Score Centre on Oliver Road, opposite the Reception and Ticket Office at the Matchroom Stadium.

If you wish to attend, please contact matt@african-adventures.co.uk or call 023 8178 0957 for more information or to reserve your seat!

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