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Noak Hill charity football tournament to raise cash for Boko Haram orphans

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 July 2017

Young children from northern Nigerian who live in extreme poverty enjoy playing football. Picture: Felicia Joel

Young children from northern Nigerian who live in extreme poverty enjoy playing football. Picture: Felicia Joel

Felicia Joel

A fundraiser is inviting people who love the beautiful game to score "goals for good" and help raise cash for children living in extreme poverty.

Young children from northern Nigeria with their teacher, showing off their school bags bought with charity cash. Picture: Felicia JoelYoung children from northern Nigeria with their teacher, showing off their school bags bought with charity cash. Picture: Felicia Joel

Felicia Joel, from Collier Row, founder of charity Nurture The Children, has organised a charity five-a-side football tournament for Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, from noon.

The event takes place at the Noak Hill Sports Complex, Noak Hill Road, Noak Hill and adults aged 18 and over and children between eight to 13 can make teams and enjoy the fun.

Tickets cost £15 per player.

“The children left behind in northern Nigeria are orphans left behind by Boko Haram,” Felicia said.

“And because of the drought there’s no [clean] water.

“A lot of people have been dying of typhoid. Facilities are needed to filter clean water.”

Money raised from entry fees will go towards helping the charity buy much needed equipment and food.

To take part in the event, call 07932496670.

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