Players kick off project to help children in Africa

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A charity football match has raised hundreds of pounds to help build a primary school in Africa.

The five-a-side match was organised by Daventry woman Leonie Eaton, who works at DHL on the Heartlands Business Park.

It was held at Rugby Town Football Club on April 18 and saw a number of teams play against each other.

Swift Valley Strikers from Rugby DHL contract won the football tournament, with Transport team at DHL Hankook Tyres coming second.

Leonie said: “It was a really brilliant day and we raised a staggering £470. With our company match it scheme, the actual total is £770.”

Visitors also took part in a guess the teddy bear name draw and a raffle with prizes including tickets to see Northampton Saints, Love2Shop vouchers. Leonie said: “The charity is called Little Faces and is raising money to help children aged three to eight in Mombasa, Kenya achieve a reasonable education to help them build a state school giving the children the chance of a better future.”

It’s the first time Leonie has staged such an event and she would like to thank everyone.