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Rowley Regis charity sports day to kick off on Sunday
2:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A SPORTS day which hopes to net hundreds of pounds for charity is due to kick off in a Rowley Regis park on Sunday.
The event will feature a series of football and volleyball games at Britannia Park to help a former Leasowes High School pupil smash his £1,000 goal for his Raleigh International mission to Tanzania.
Proceeds from the sports day, organised by the Halesowen-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, will be shared with the Royal British Legion.
Matthew Millership, aged 21, has already raised £800 and will spend 10 weeks in Tanzania later this year helping to tackle poverty.
He will be volunteering on a project to improve access to clean water, improve sanitation and education in remote villages, as well as working towards enabling a sustainable way of living, involving the use and recycling of natural resources.
Event chairman Adil Anjum said: “We have been organising this event for the past four years and have raised thousands of pounds with the help of local police and members of charities such as the Royal British Legion, Acorns and Macmillan Cancer Support to name but a few.
“The event is open to all members of the community to participate and help raise money for a noble cause.”
Children from six years old are invited to join in the football matches and teams of teenagers and adults will play volleyball as well as football in the park from noon until 3pm.There will also be a table tennis competition in the Bait ul Ghafoor Mosque, Long Lane.
There will be a barbecue and refreshments and collection buckets will be passed round for the two charities.
Anyone wanting to join in and wanting more information should contact Mr Anjum on 07861706699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to Matthew’s Tanzanian mission cam be made online at www.justgiving.com/matt-millership1
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