The Great Football Giveaway

Associated Sports:
  • Football (Soccer)
Causes Served:
  • Children and Youth
  • Community
Age Groups Served: Children & Youth
Mailing Address: 1 Salisbury Road
City: Codford, Wiltshire
State/Province: Non US/Canada
Zip/Postal Code: Ba12 0pb
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 0117 230 2252
Email: Info@thegreatfootballgiveaway.org.uk
Website: Http://www.thegreatfootballgiveaway.org.uk/
Description: Put Simply, We Get Footballs with Donations from You, Our Lovely Supporters, and Give Them Direct to Children Living in Poor Rural Areas of Africa.

In the Last Few Years Our Volunteers Have Hand Delivered over 25,000 Footballs and Netballs Direct to Kids in Some of the Poorest Rural Areas of Malawi, Uganda, Angola, Zambia and Rwanda (inc Dr Congo) and Tanzania. over Time, with the Support of Football Fans and Players, We Want to Go to More Countries Across Africa and Asia Suffering Poverty, More Refugee Camps, and Where Appropriate More Areas of Civil Conflict - Wherever Kids Are Denied the Chance to Kick a Ball About and Enjoy Their Childhood, We'll Go.

The Great Football Giveaway is a Registered Charity (uk Reg. 1113148) Which is Young and Dynamic - Two Words That Are Not Often Associated with Charities. We Don't Have Any Paid Staff or Rented Offices and We Rely 100% on Volunteers Organising and Running Projects. Any Funds Donated Through This Website Go Directly into Buying Balls, Pumps, Valves, Transport Costs and Other Costs Directly Associated with the Projects. As Soon As Enough Balls Are Collected to Fill One Shipping Container, Donations Go Towards More Footballs for Future Projects.

The Charity Was Founded by Paul and Sarah Clarke a Few Years Ago After They Visited Malawi and Saw How Many Children Were Kicking Around Makeshift Balls Made of Layers of Tattered Plastic Bound Together with Old String, or Whatever They Could Get Their Hands On. They Vowed to Come Back with Some Real Footballs to Give Away. It Was No Hollow Promise, They Gave Up Their Jobs, Threw Their Energy into Launching the Charity, and Made Good on That Vow. After the Success of the First Project to Malawi They Knew They Had to Reach More Countries, and the Idea Just Grew and Grew. Along with the Other Dedicated Trustees and the Volunteers Who Have Joined in Along the Way They Simply Love Sport, in Particular Football, Enough to See the Opportunity to Keep Using It As a Force for Good.
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