Spring 2020

New wheels for Futurestars

Over 2,500 school children in Ghana and 1,600 in neighbouring Togo have already benefited from Fendercare Marine’s support of the Futurestars Charity, but now the charity has just taken delivery of a customised Toyota Highlander SUV and new minibus, funded mainly by Fendercare Marine, to safely transport teams of young footballers between league games in Ghana. 

As previously mentioned in Pelican, Futurestars provides football coaching at schools in West Africa which otherwise would have no sports facilities. The new transport arrangement enables the charity to save the cost and administrative headache of hiring taxis or private vehicles to get the team of 11 children, plus reserves, coach and manager to their games.

It also gives the players – most of whom come from poor backgrounds - a psychological boost to arrive at their matches in smart new transport.

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