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Downham EDP reporter heading to Africa
Downhamweb is delighted to be supporting David Blackmore who is heading out to Africa later this year to take part in his second charity challenge revamping a school while also raising money for cancer research.
David will travel to Namibia in June to take part in an international project run by the Bobby Moore Fund. The project will see the 24-year-old join a group of volunteers in the Tubusis settlement, in the Damaraland region of Namibia, and spend 10 days giving Tubusis Primary School a much-needed facelift.
He said: “The school consists of eight classrooms plus a library and although the school buildings are in reasonably good shape structurally, they are in need of general repairs to walls, paint work, doors, ceilings and windows.
“The building that houses the library, however, is in a really bad condition and requires a major revamp including the installation of new floors and proper furniture, the conversion of part of the library into a computer room and the provision of books to stock the library.
“As well as completing all of this work, there is also scope for the project team to create a football pitch on the school grounds – something we are take for granted here. I am really looking forward to travelling out to Namibia and hopefully we will make a huge difference to the lives of all the pupils at Tubusis Primary School as well as the surrounding area.”
It will be the second international project David has been on having flown out to South Africa last March with 40 volunteers, which included former professional footballers Luther Blissett and George Parris, to revamp Sandberg Primary School.
David needs to raise £4,000 to take part in the trip with half the money going towards bowel cancer research and the rest going to the project costs.
“At the same time it is also fantastic to be able to transform a school and give these children the best possible chance of aspiring to be whatever they want to be and hopefully a better future. I am, however, hoping to raise more than the £4,000 needed because both causes mean so much to me. I am currently in talks with a few businesses to try and get some corp
here. You can also follow David s fundraising efforts by reading his blog. Click here to read his blog.