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16 November 2018



16 November 2018

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School students visit Tanzania delivering Town kits

- Silcoates students volunteer in Tanzania
- Umbro donate 80 Town kits to Gendi
- Donation delivered whilst on Voluntary work

Students from Silcoates School, Wakefield, delivered a donation of Town merchandise whilst on a two-week trip in Tanzania helping to renovate a local Primary School.

Two weeks sleeping in tents, washing with cold water straight from a bucket and living without electricity was quite the change up for the teenagers; but well worth it in the end.

Joshua Hoyle and 33 of his fellow classmates travelled to Gendi, Tanzania, on October 18 last month to help improve accessibility and sustainability within the community.

The Wakefield students helped to build a 250m2 fenced market garden so that the students of Gendi Primary School could learn to farm and sell crops to keep the school running, fully renovating three classrooms and pave floors on three others. The hard work didn’t stop there, they also built a kitchen outside with a food store to keep food fresher and more hygienic for longer.

Silcoates started their campaign to help Gendi Primary School long before they arrived in Tanzania, spending months fundraising for the school so they could install their own fresh water source.

The locals now have easy access to running water 24/7 through a bore hole. All of their hard work and determination paid off seeing the happy faces from the school children and the local community, but it didn't end there.

Thanks to Huddersfield Town’s Official Kit Supplier, Umbro, the Silcoates students were able to deliver a range of Terriers gear - kitting out the locals in Gendi with Town gear.

Umbro donated 80 pairs of shorts, socks and shirts, along with an abundance of footballs, pumps and kit bags.

Luke Cowan, Huddersfield Town Retail Manager commented:

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to Umbro for supporting such a great cause. It was great that the students were able to take the donations of kits and merchandise to Tanzania with them.”

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