Easter camps start next week

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With the school holidays now upon us and the lockdown restrictions gradually easing away, we can look forward to the Bath & Wilts Trust football camps over the next two weeks.

With near 100 children registered for most days there are few places left, but if you would still like to join us at Lansdown then please get in touch.

Email to use is: admin@schoolsportstrust.co.uk

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Shipment arrives in Ghana

Almost 4 weeks to the day, the collection made the members of the Bath and Wiltshire School Sports Trust arrived in Kokrobite, Ghana.

Martial and Jane spent a good day unpacking the 15 boxes containing all sorts of items including toys, clothing, toiletries, books, stationery and shoes.

Many thanks to all of those who gave generously for the shipment.

The Trust collects 15 boxes of donations

Despite the difficulties of the recent year, the Bath & Wiltshire Schools boys and their families have been giving generously for the collection to go to Kokrobite in Ghana.  With the shipment due to be picked up on Wednesday, items have been arriving and 15 boxes have been filled of toys, clothing, stationery and sanitary items.

Many thanks to all those who have donated, the centre is in for a nice treat when it all arrives.

Kit donation

Many thanks To Mr Rhodes of John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge who has donated on behalf of the school a number of football kits.  The kits will be sent to Ghana as part of the enrichment project 2021.

We are sure the players in Kokrobite will be delighted.

15 med/large tops and 1 GK top

11med/large tops and 1 GK top

13 med/large tops and 2 GK tops

22 small/med tops and 1 GK top
22 small/med tops and 2 GK tops

Volunteering at Lansdown

We have had over 20 families volunteer their services to help clear up and do works at Lansdown.  From litter picking to pitch repairs, the young boys and their siblings or parents have volunteered their time to improve the environment at Lansdown, Bath.  Many thanks to all of those who braved the weather to participate.

Groundworks done!

After three weeks of sporadic toil, the groundwork for the cafe is finally complete!

We have the Morgans largely to thank.  Braving the Lansdown wind and drizzle, Keegan and his father spent the whole day putting down an extra membrane and wheelbarrowing bark from the road onto the large area in front of and around the shed.

It was a real physical work out with just the two of them, made even harder be the relentless poor weather.   Our thanks go to both Paul and Keegan.  True Smurf heroes!  It is hoped we can get the roof done at the weekend before Christmas.

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Hamper’s ready!

Following two weeks of giving from the families of the Bath & Wiltshire SFA players, Jo Goulding was able to hand over 15 hampers.

Jo and her two sons Marc and Matthew met up with Lucy Dow from the charity HVDV (Helping Victims of Domestic Violence).  She was thrilled to receive the donations and mentioned that every item will be welcomed with open arms.

We would like to thank all the boys and their families for being so kind and organising everything at short notice during these difficult times.  Special thanks to Jo Goulding who organised the appeal.

For more information about the charity, you can visit the website on https://www.hvdv.org.uk

Appeal from the kokrobite chiltern centre in Kokrobite
At this time of year we’re usually in the midst of a wrapping frenzy as we work towards the children’s Christmas Party and this year would have been our 17th. Sadly, as with many other things Covid-19 has forced us to have a rethink. We’re determined that the children should still have a special time that’s all about them so instead of the party we’re holding the Great Christmas Takeaway on 23 December. We’ll abide by all the protocols, as we do already, and the children will still be able to collect their food, drink and a wrapped present. We’re aiming to cater for 1200 children and with a bit of help we’ll be able to do this. A little really does go a long way here so please support us if you can and please share the link with family and friends.

Calling for volunteers

The Trust plans to do the final ground works for the pop up cafe at Lansdown playing fields next weekend.

As well as clearing an area of brambles, we need to dig up rock and roots to prepare the ground for the bark we wish to lay down to the front and sides of the hut.  We also need to put the felt on the roof.

If you would like to join us, then please let Shane Kiely know on schoolsport2001@yahoo.co.uk

When: Saturday 12th December 13:30 – 16:00

Where: Lansdown playing fields

Bring: warm clothing, gloves, (spade, rake or fork)