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Kent launches fundraising campaign for Schools competition in Greece

Kent Cricket Club Sierra Leone is pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign for its U-17 team that has been invited by the Hellenic Cricket Federation to participate in the International Schools Cricket Tournament in Corfu, Greece from 25-30 June, 2018.

The Kent U-17 team consists of ten boys and five girls, and will have the opportunity to compete against children from top cricketing nations such as England, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Australia, among others.

Emmanuel Pessima, Chief Executive Officer, Kent Cricket Club said; “This is expected to be a massive opportunity for these less-privileged children in Sierra Leone, who have been through traumatic experiences due to Ebola, flooding, and mudslide, to show case their cricketing talents.” In May 2016, I was a guest at the International Schools Tournament hosted in Corfu, Greece, where I spent significant amount of time appealing to the President of the Hellenic Cricket Federation for his support. The Hellenic Cricket Federation has accepted to support the Kent U-17 team with accommodation, food and transportation while in Corfu”

However, the major challenge now is to raise funds to cover the air tickets for the 15 children and three officials for their trip to Greece for the tournament. In this regard, Kent Cricket Club Sierra Leone requests you for support.

Emmanuel continues” Please make your donation to support us, as we need to raise £20,466 so that these children can be given the much-deserved opportunity to compete with other children outside Sierra Leone. We are grateful for any kind of donation we receive, and it will go directly to support our talented youngsters”.

Emmanuel concluded “Our cricket club is volunteer-led, offering cricketing opportunities for disadvantage children. Every pound counts and will go a long way. If anyone wants to get involved through sponsorship, please email me at” Emmanuel and the Hellenic Cricket Federation officials in Corfu

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