West Bromwich Albion - West Brom Shirts for Ghana Appeal
UK time is: 02:43:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

West Brom Shirts for Ghana Appeal

In January I returned to Ireland, having spent five months doing voluntary work in an orphanage/Leprosarium in Ghana. I brought with me my collection of Villa jerseys with the intention of distributing them to the children there.

I've posted a couple of pictures of the guys in the jerseys. The place is called Ahotokurom and is being run by Sister Pat and Sister Monica, 2 Irish nuns. It began as a safe place for leprosy sufferers to get help and treatment, but eventually an orphanage was built for the children of the sufferers who had nowhere to go. There is also a Special School for young and old. They have a website at Click Here



Pictured from Left to Right are: Me, Patrick Tetteh, Kojo Patrick (In Wheelchair), Christine (Volunteer), Richard Tetteh, Baby Cojo, Kweku Thomas, Solomon Nelson, Kobe.

Some of those pictured are very unwell, in particular Kojo Patrick (Muscular Dystrophy) and Kweku Thomas (Severe mental and physical disorder).

Following a successful appeal for my own team, Villa, I thought why not spread the word further and allow fans of other clubs to spread their team colours in Ghana and help out those in greater need?



I've lost my jersey collection, but I think it was definitely worth it.

With the help of J at Vital Villa, we have organised that these pictures appear in the Villa matchday programme, perhaps with a small plea for more jerseys to be sent to the country. We are aiming to get all the shirts sent over before November. Nothing is given out in the orphanage until Christmas when Papa Obruni visits(Father Christmas: Papa White person). Anything before then from anybody would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to donate a jersey or two, email me at bernardlillis@gmail.com and I'll give you the UK address where to send them.

If you know anyone else who might be willing to help, then please feel free to send them the details and if any of the clubs are reading this, your help would also be appreciated.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Lord Shepherd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 15 2008

Time: 4:03PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Albion Know 2015-16 Opponents (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Pulis' Plans Take Shape (Monday May 25 2015)

Audio - Pulis On Achieving Aim (Sunday May 24 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v WBA (Sunday May 24 2015)

Berahino Can Move - Pulis (Friday May 22 2015)

Pulis Previews Arsenal (Friday May 22 2015)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 4 - 1 WBA
WBA 3 - 0 Chelsea
Newcastle 1 - 1 WBA
Man Utd 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 0 - 0 Liverpool
Crystal Palace 0 - 2 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Crystal Palace 38 13 9 16 -4 48
11. Everton 38 12 11 15 -2 47
12. West Ham 38 12 11 15 -3 47
13. WBA 38 11 11 16 -13 44
14. Leicester City 38 11 8 19 -9 41
15. Newcastle 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16. Sunderland 38 7 17 14 -22 38

Breaking League News

No Luc For Swansea City Says Jenkins
Swansea : 26/05/2015 22:12:01
Kramaric Gets Croatia Call
Leicester City : 26/05/2015 19:59:00
Albrighton & Drinkwater Talk QPR
Leicester City : 26/05/2015 19:56:01
Cleverley On Biggest Game Yet
Aston Villa : 26/05/2015 19:42:01
Hasselbaink In The Frame?
Newcastle : 26/05/2015 15:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 67%
Dawson 0%
McAuley 33%
Olsson 0%
Lescott 0%
Fletcher 0%
Yacob 0%
Morrison 0%
McManaman 0%
Berahino 0%
Brunt 0%
Sub - Anichebe 0%
Sub - Gardner 0%
Sub - Baird 0%