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Nottingham Forest in the Community are off on an African Adventure

21 September 2015

Nottingham Forest in the Community have teamed up with African Adventures for the third year running to offer supporters the opportunity of a lifetime in Ghana, West Africa next August.

From Saturday 8th–Sunday 14th August 2016, the Nottingham Forest in the Community team will spend seven nights working in schools in Woe, a deprived rural coastal area of South Eastern Ghana.

This once in a lifetime opportunity really encapsulates the African culture and provides the opportunity to have a real positive impact on the residents of Woe and the volunteers.

African Adventures, www.african-adventures.co.uk, works with community projects in developing areas of Africa.

Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-sports coaching.

The trip will support African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge, which provides resources and micro-finance to all projects it supports.

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

There will also be an adventure weekend with a visit to Cape Coast and Kakum national rainforest, which will be included at the end of this unique experience.

After the hard work each day, the accommodation is minutes from the beach.

Amy White, Media and Communications lead at Nottingham Forest in the Community, is eager for supporters to enjoy this opportunity and said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Ghana and be part of an extremely inspiring project with Nottingham Forest in the Community. Following on from our successful 2015 trip we hope to take more volunteers this year to fully experience the African Adventure."

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Nottingham Forest in the Community. Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, where we have committed to providing schools and youth centres across Ghana with teaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance.

In Ghana, the needs of the community are particularly pressing and we are truly grateful to the club. Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting the Nottingham Forest in the Community team and their vital work across the Nottinghamshire area. Most of all, fans and staff will have a life changing experience and by the end of the trip will have positively engaged with over 1000 children who live in extreme poverty.”

All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and Nottingham Forest in the Community including fundraising support.

Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our African Adventures presentation on Monday 5th October, at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground (Champions Centre) from 6-7pm.

If you wish to attend, or require any more information please contact Amy White at amy.white@nottinghamforest.co.uk.

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