After the success of last year’s Christmas charity collection we are again supporting Kings Rugby Development Academy.
This explains why and how we have been supporting the charity:
James McGreevy was a former Rutlish student. He and his family relocated to Kenya four and a half years ago. James had a vision to try to improve life chances for the vulnerable children living in the Kibera slum and consequently set up the Kings Rugby Development Academy.
The KRDA Sunday Rugby Programme currently has 200 boys and 50 girls. It gives the children a bus ride from Kibera, green fields, open space, positive role models, nutritious food, clean water to drink, shower facilities, medical support, rugby kit and much more! It imparts life skills and aids the development of the whole person: physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. It provides discipline, an understanding of a positive community and encourages the children to believe that they are not destined for poverty.
Video link: Kings Rugby Development Academy Video It is 10 minutes long but worth a watch.
How Rutlish is helping
We are hoping to match last year’s fantastic effort and send 250 gift boxes to Kenya – one for each of the children involved in the rugby academy.
Year 8 will be leading the charity collection. We are asking for donation from the list below: 1 item or fill a whole shoe box. If you do this, please do not to wrap as contents need to be check.
The things we need are for girls and boys age between 8 – 16 yrs:
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Soap and shampoo
• Boys Underwear
• Vest tops
• Shoes, trainers & boots – many of the children are barefoot.
• Torches (it gets very dark in Kibera at night!)
• Basic watches
• Tennis ball
• Exercise books
You may also want to include a Christmas card with a short note.
Second hand footwear and clothes are acceptable but must be in very good condition.
All donations should be handed to form tutors by Wednesday 5th December.
Pictures from last year’s collection