City's box of delights for Sierra Leone
- Wed 11 Aug 2010, 12:02PM
- Posted by Emily Brobyn
Generous Manchester City fans and dedicated members of the Manchester City Supporter’s Club have combined and will help to deliver what will be an incredible surprise for the Sierra Leone Supporter’s Club.
A container full of kit, training gear, laptops, books and a mini coach is currently heading South on the Atlantic Ocean towards West Africa. Members of the Reddish branch, along with CITC Ambassador Paul Lake and Sierra Leone branch founder Tony Griffiths, will be there to greet the arrival on 26th August and help deliver the goods.
Tony and Armani Sheku Kamara formed a City football team in the capital Freetown, along with a junior team. They play in a local league and the bus will provide transport to away games for the team but also double up as a revenue maker by running as a public bus in Freetown. This will both create jobs and raise funds to keep the teams self-sufficient.
It has been an overwhelming effort, one that wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of branch members and donations to the cause. If you would like to read more about the Sierra Leone appeal or donate, visit their blog at www.sierraleonemcfc.blogspot.com. CityTV will be following the shipment all the way, and the full story will be featured in the Liverpool programme on August 23rd.