Volunteer Lucy Mann from Barnard Castle has been given the opportunity to join Cricket Without Boundaries and travel to Kenya in September to coach cricket to young people.
Lucy, a youth worker for three years at Shildon St John’s Church and Eldon St Mark’s Church, is passionate about the cause, as empowering young people and supporting the local community are her core motives.
Cricket Without Boundaries is a UK registered charity that uses cricket as a vehicle for delivering health and social messages in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the UK.
By volunteering for Girls Friendly Society (GFS), Lucy was kindly offered a place on their Autumn trip to Kenya.
However, a requirement that Lucy must fulfil to attend the trip is that she fundraises at least £975.
She is currently looking into fundraising strategies including bag packing, bake sales and sponsored activities, which some of the young people she works with are contributing towards.
A volunteer from Durham CC Foundation, Josie Pointon, said that this will be “a once in a lifetime opportunity” for Lucy and will make a “genuine impact”.
“a once in a lifetime opportunity”
Lucy hopes to learn skills and gain experience that she will be able to utilise with the hundreds of young people she works with in the community.
Dene Valley Parish Council kindly donated a £100 cheque, which Lucy received at St Mark’s Church from Councillor Janice Clark.
To find out how you can make a donation, contact Lucy on 07979 537070.