The Great Football Giveaway is a project launched by one man – Paul Clarke – and his wife to hand deliver thousands of
footballs, pumps and spare valves to some of the world’s most
disadvantaged children. They’re not a big corporate NGO, but rather a small group of volunteers wanting to spread a little happiness. And so far they’ve distributed thousands of footballs and netballs to children, schools and orphanages in trips to Malawi and Angola. Distributing them to schools drammatically helps increase school attendance levels.
After I wrote about them in February, they got in touch and happened to mention that there would be a third trip soon. Last week they dropped me a line to let me know that they’ve just got back from a trip to Uganda. And they’ve put a gallery of pictures of the trip up online. Amelia told me that Paul used to work in an agency but gave it all up to go and launch the project. Good for him. Just look at the happiness in these pictures. How brilliant is that?
It costs £10 to donate a football and you can do it here.