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Cash boost for Caister charity

PUBLISHED: 12:11 25 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:01 03 July 2010

THE work of a Caister based charity helping blind children in Gambia has received a cash boost from the United Kingdom Parliamentary Football Club.

Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright presented a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the club to Friends of GOVI trustees Phil and Joan Feller.

THE work of a Caister based charity helping blind children in Gambia has received a cash boost from the United Kingdom Parliamentary Football Club.

Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright presented a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the club to Friends of GOVI trustees Phil and Joan Feller.

The money will go towards constructing a special purpose built football pitch for the children who currently have to use a hazardous hard surface.

Mr Wright is a member of the Westminster based all party football club, which has donated thousands of pounds for charities at home and abroad over the years.

The children play football with a soft ball containing a bell, in old donated kits and with soft shoes on a rough hard pitch with tape marking the boundaries.

Mr Wright said: “It is always a pleasure to be in a position to donate to charities and knowing Phil and Joan's voluntary work in the Gambia with the visually impaired encouraged me to ask our football club to make a donation. I know the money will be put to good use in providing a new purpose made goal ball court.”

Mr Feller said: “On behalf of the Friends of GOVI, staff and pupils of the GOVI Resource Centre, a big thank you for the wonderful gift.

“The dream of a purpose built goal ball court will now become a reality, with not so many cuts and bruises from the rocky and hard ground we now play on.”

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