From the Turnbull to Tanzania!

EVO-STIK League Whitby Town are looking forward to keeping in touch with a new team of overseas Seasiders after donating their old home kit to a local school's African project.

The EVO-STIK League Premier club's name is spreading in the Meserani region of Tanzania after officials at the Turnbull Ground found out about a charity project run by Acklam Grange School through goalkeeping coach Daniel Dixon and dug out the old kit.

The shirts were then delivered to one of the primary schools in the Meserani region linked to the Teesside-based secondary on the latest expedition by students and staff in September. According to Acklam Grange's Lisa Connor, the new owners of the kit were over the moon and proudly took to the pitch as Seasiders at a sports day they'd organised less than 24 hours after taking delivery!

The proud teacher told the Whitby Gazette: “We turned up with the kit for one of the primary schools we have links with. To say they were thrilled with them would be an understatement. The teacher-coach kept asking me to take photographs of her with the team. She didn’t stop smiling and was so excited.”

The Meserani Project is Acklam Grange School’s own registered charity and was founded in 2004 after students and staff visited the region and vowed to help improve the lives of local schoolchildren. Since then, the project has gone from strength to strength, providing numerous facilities and vital provisions for the area’s education needs.

Image courtesy of whitbygazette.co.uk

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