Fendercare Marine and AST to raise money for Futurestars charity

Fendercare Marine is hosting a charity football match at Norwich City Football Club in May to raise money for the education-through-sports charity, Futurestars, in aid of its life-changing work in Africa.

Working in partnership, Fendercare Marine and Futurestars will be playing against fellow Norfolk-based company, Applied Satellite Technology (AST). With a strong presence in Africa, both Fendercare Marine and AST aim to raise £5,000 for the local regions of Ghana and Togo, as part of the Futurestars sports programme for underprivileged children.

Supporting Futurestars since January 2018, Fendercare Marine has raised an astounding $45,000 for the charity. With the backing of all Futurestars’s charity partners, this money has supported over four thousand children in six schools which has helped to improve the livelihoods and inspire future generations within the local regions.

Simon Milton, director at Futurestars said:

Fendercare Marine’s support has allowed us to expand our work into Lomé, Togo. They sponsor the Futurestars Agoe academy which offers football coaching to 200 children in Lomé and also support the Cacaveli school in Lomé with physical education lessons for all 1600 pupils. As a result, both the academy and school have seen a substantial improvement in attendance and behaviour since we became involved.

 We are delighted to have the support of Fendercare Marine and we look forward delivering their corporate social responsibility programme in Ghana and Togo for many years to come.

Led by ex-professional footballer Simon Milton with Titus Bramble as the charity Ambassador, Futurestars is an exciting and sustainable charity that offers weekly sports coaching sessions, run by qualified coaches to underprivileged children in Africa. Having witnessed the positive impact of Futurestars’ coaches within their partner schools and with the help of Fendercare Marine, Futurestars aims to expand along the West African coast and help change the lives of children.

Adam Goble, development manager at Fendercare Marine, who has spent a lot of time with the charity in Ghana and Togo, explains:

As a long-term partner and friend of Futurestars, we’re delighted and overjoyed to be involved in the charity. We’ve experienced first-hand the excellent work that goes into it and the impact it has on the children. The joy, knowledge and opportunities that the youngsters gain from Futurestars is second to none.

The opportunity to play against another local company with a presence in Africa, AST, will provide an excellent platform to raise awareness of the phenomenal work that Futurestars does to support children in Africa, as well as reaffirm our ongoing support with this amazing charity.

In addition to these efforts, family, friends and staff at Fendercare Marine and AST are donating any unwanted sports kit as part of Futurestars’s kit amnesty initiative.

For more information about how you can support Futurestars, please visit www.futurestarscharity.org.uk

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