Join MFC Foundation's Africa Squad

THIS week is the last opportunity for Boro supporters to sign up for the experience of a lifetime while helping worthwhile causes at home and abroad.

MFC Foundation's Boro Africa Squad will set off on Monday November 11 to spend 11 days working in schools in Nakuru, a deprived area of south-west Kenya.

The trip aims to raise £20,000 for African Adventures' partner projects in Kenya as well as funds for MFC Foundation's work throughout Teesside.

African Adventures works with community projects in developing areas of Africa. Volunteers can choose how they help, with roles including teaching in schools, working with underprivileged children and multi-school football coaching. 

The trip will support African Adventures' Community Development Pledge, providing finance and resources to a wide range of projects.

MFC Foundation is the club's official charity and uses passion for football to make a real difference to the lives of local children, young people and families. Every year the Foundation works with more than 20,000 people across a number of sports, health, education and youth projects.

Join MFC Foundation's Africa Squad

Volunteers of all ages are welcome on the trip but under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit.

MFC Foundation manager Helena Pinder said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to travel to Africa and learn about a different culture.

"The project is key in supporting schools in a developing country and MFC Foundation are proud to be associated with such a trip. Not only can you make a difference locally, by generating funds for MFC Foundation, but also internationally through this campaign."

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, added: "We are delighted to begin this partnership with MFC Foundation.

"Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, which commits to providing schools and youth centres across Kenya with teaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance.

"Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting MFC Foundation and their vital work in the Teesside area. Most of all, Boro fans and staff will have a life-changing experience and will have positively engaged with more than 1,000 children who live in extreme poverty."

All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and MFC Foundation, including fundraising support.

For more information email enquiries@mfcp.co.uk.

To find out more about African Adventures, visit www.african-adventures.co.uk.