Who’s game for Gambia mission? Stevenage FC Foundation starts 2016 recruitment process

Stevenage FC Foundation Easter trip to Gambia 2015

Stevenage FC Foundation Easter trip to Gambia 2015 - Credit: Archant

They’ve only been back from their latest African adventure for a few weeks, but the team at Stevenage FC Foundation is already gearing up for a return fixture.

Stevenage FC Foundation Easter trip to Gambia 2015

Stevenage FC Foundation Easter trip to Gambia 2015 - Credit: Archant

After two previous trips to West Africa the community arm of the Broadhall Way-based football club has announced details of its aims for 2016 – and issued a recruiting call for anyone who wants to find out how to get involved.

Next year’s project has been given the title Let There Be Light! because the third trip to the village of Sittanunku in the north of Gambia – planned for next April – will see the Foundation squad instal 50 solar panels, 100 lights and 50 USB charging points to give the 2,000 people who live there with a sustainable source of power and light for the first time.

The group will pick up on teaching and coaching work in local partner schools and academies, continue to develop a school playground and set up 12 solar power floodlights at the Mansa Wally Football Academy.

Foundation chief Alex Tunbridge said: “The opportunity to return to Sittanunku and transform people’s lives through the installation of light and power is one that we could simply not turn down.


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“This is a fantastic chance for members of our local community to share their skills and expertise with some of the most heart-warming people I have ever met.”

An information evening is planned for 7pm on Monday, June 1, in the executive suite in the Lamex Stadium’s south stand.

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If you’d like to be there to find out more, email your name, date of birth, contact phone number and occupation to community@stevenagefc.com.

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