For the fifth year running Derby County is offering fans the chance to be part of their Kenyan Adventure.

For the fifth year running Derby County is offering fans the chance to be part of their Kenyan Adventure.

The Rams’ Kenyan Adventure team will spend 14 days volunteering at St. Trizah, Destiny and Ungana Schools, all based in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya’s fourth biggest city, helping to improve the schools and surrounding communities in any way possible during their 2016 visit.

The trip, which will run from 28th May to 10th June, will see the club continue to help the schools that they have worked alongside for the past five years. Fans can opt to go for either a week or two weeks and would need to raise £2,115 or £2,475 respectively.

Derby County Community Trust have again teamed up with African Adventures with the aim of recruiting 50 volunteers who will then be able to choose how they help with project roles; ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-schools training and building and renovating classrooms. Fans are not required to have a specific skill set, as every individual has something to offer and will find their own role within the group and project.

A percentage of the each volunteer’s fund raising target contributes to sustaining Derby County Community Trust’s successful disability programme, which offers vulnerable adults and young people the opportunity to play and enjoy football, creating a level playing field for all across Derby City and Derbyshire.

The trip also involves an Adventure Day with a visit to the equator and the Lake Nakuru National Safari Park. All ages are invited to attend, although under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and the Derby County Community Trust, including fundraising support.

A specially-arranged 2016 Kenyan Adventure information evening is to take place on Thursday 10th September in the Avensis Suite at the iPro Stadium, running from 7pm until 8:30pm.


Anyone that would like to attend should email [email protected] to confirm their place and ask any additional information. Fans are welcome to park in the Toyota West Stand Car Park, free of charge.

Paul Newman, from the Derby County Community Trust, which is organising the trip with volunteering group African Adventures, explained: “Our annual trip to Kenya to support the children at Ungana, Destiny and St Trizah schools has now become part of the fabric of what our Community Trust offers.

“It’s is incredibly rewarding and humbling for all the volunteers to experience such a different culture whilst offering long term support to the wonderful children and staff whose spirit continues to amaze every time we visit.

“Furthermore, it another wonderful example of how Derby County can reach and inspire communities, however far they may be away.”

Derby County Season Ticket Holder, Sarah Rawson, has experienced the Kenyan Adventure first hand and said: "I feel so blessed to have been able to spend some of my time in Kenya with such awe inspiring and happy children.

“My experience was eye opening and very emotional at times but amazing at the same time and every volunteer on the trip helped make my trip one I will never forget. I had fun, learned a lot about myself and made friendships that will last a lifetime.”

For more information call the Derby County Community Trust on 01332 667575 or African Adventures on 0845 862 1381.

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