In just three weeks our team of volunteers from the ITFC Charitable Trust will be heading out to Ghana to work with the local community, building classrooms and helping to educate and inspire their children. Thanks to a generous donation via the recent Undy 500 Challenge fundraising event, the volunteers will also be delivering a real life saver to the villagers – LIFESAVER® Jerry Cans worth over £3,000.
The latest statistics from international charity WaterAid worryingly show that around 700,000 children continue to die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That's almost 2,000 children a day.
Our team of volunteers are leaving Ipswich on Monday 18th November to travel to the voltic region of Ghana to the remote village of Woe. There they will spend 10 days carrying out essential building work on primary schools around the area and also teach the villagers how to use the water purification LIFESAVER® Jerry Cans which filter down to 15 nanometres, that’s 0.015microns. With the smallest virus known being Polio at 25 nanometers, these special LIFESAVER® Jerry Cans filter all bacteria, viruses, cysts and all waterborne pathogens from the water leaving the village with clean fresh water which is safe to drink. Our intrepid team came in one evening for some training with Ashton Hunt, MD, from LIFESAVER® Systems Ltd as it will be down to them to show the villagers how to use the special Jerry Cans during their stay next month.
Steve Flory, one of the Undy 500 participants who drove from Ipswich to Mount Olympus in Greece in six days, in a car purchased for less than £500, said of the donation “When you consider the advances in modern technology we enjoy in this part of the world its appalling to think there are still families living in poverty without even the basics like clean water. He continued “The volunteers have the tough job of working out there I just wanted to add even more value to their project which will give the people in the village a lasting legacy for years to come.”
Terry Baxter CEO for ITFC Charitable Trust, concluded “Our volunteers are busy getting ready for Africa and now they will be leaving a fresh water legacy behind in Ghana - what a way to celebrate our 10 years as a charity.”
Story was taken from Ipswich Town Football Club Trust Website:- http://www.itfccharitabletrust.org.uk/latest-news/394-safe-clean-water-for-our-african-village