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FITC and Notts staff prepare to fly the flag in Kenya

9 June 2016

The trip leaves Birmingham for Nairobi on the 19th November & will head to one of the most deprived areas of Nakuru to help improve the lives of local adults and children at the Walk Centre project.

Some of FITC’s volunteers were photographed flying the flag of Kenya and Notts County at Meadow Lane to help raise awareness of their community trip to Kenya.  

The group will support teachers in lessons teaching children 4-18, deliver a range of sports to children as well as helping to build, paint and renovate facilities during their ten days in Nakuru. 

Aside from this, volunteers will get a chance to experience African culture, shop in the local markets, sample local delicacies and have time to visit local animal sanctuaries along with a rift valley adventure day.

FITC events executive Neil Kelly who will be leading the trip for the FITC team said, “Being a former teacher and sports enthusiast this opportunity gives me the chance to combine my passion for helping children and the chance to use my own skills in a completely different environment with a very different standard of living.  I’m expecting a mentally and physically touch week, I’m sure we’ll see some sights, some more positive than others that will stay with us all for life.

"Hopefully we can put some smiles on the children’s faces during the time we are there and make it a memorable experience for both us and them.  I think it will be a far cry from the interactive whiteboard I’m used to using in my primary school lessons! I’d encourage others to get involved with this fantastic opportunity which I’m sure will be a great success.”

FITC would love to hear from any individuals who would like to find out more or consider joining FITC on their first ever African Adventure.  The team will be organising a number of local fundraising events to try and raise sponsorship before the trip so be sure to keep an eye out for these.

We would also like to hear from any local businesses who would be interested in supporting the trip, either by sponsoring the team (company logos can be added to the team’s t-shirts) or by donating clothes or goods that can be taken by the team over to Kenya.

visit their JustGiving page here.To support Notts County staff members Garry Anthony and Rachael Dexter, more information about the trip or how you can support the team please call FITC’s Events Executive Neil Kelly on 0115 955 7215 or email

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