York City help to kit out new school in Kenya

City Cruises manager Mark Mattinson with one of the shirts donated by York City FC

City Cruises manager Mark Mattinson is taking a suitcase packed with footballs and kit donated by York City FC and the York City Football Club Foundation to help at a new school in Kenya.

Starting from scratch a few years ago, Mark’s former manager Paul Moffat and wife Eunice built a school that now has more than 230 children.

Many of them are orphans and over half of them are sponsored to cover their education costs.

Heading out in January, he will spend 10 days at the school in Taru, helping teach classes and trying to pass on some six-a-side football skills.

Paul and Eunice are also hoping to build a secondary school and sports facilities for the school in 2020 and Mark will also lend a hand digging the foundations whilst he is there.

Can you help?

Mark is looking for sponsorship of his time working on and with the existing and new schools. Paul and Eunice have a construction target of £2,000 for the secondary school.

You find out more about the project and donate here.

100% of monies donated will go directly into the charity. Any money Mark is spending is coming from his personal savings and the organisers of the charity are doing the same thing.

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