Police appeal for donations to help rescue centre in Kenya

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 October 2019

Officers from the neighbourhood police team visited the rescue centre last year.

Officers from the neighbourhood police team visited the rescue centre last year.

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Police from Nailsea are collecting old football or rugby balls and tops to take out to a rescue centre in Kenya.

Officers are appealing for sports tops and stationary to give out to the children.Officers are appealing for sports tops and stationary to give out to the children.

Officers from the neighbourhood beat team visited a rescue centre for girls who have suffered from female genital mutilation and abuse last year.

The group carried out educational and practical work and donated stationary sets and clothing to the girls.

Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club also donated tops for the trip.

Sgt Mark Raby said: "We funded the trip ourselves and all money raised was for much-needed items the rescue centre and villages needed.

Police are looking for donations of clothing and stationary to take out to the rescue centre.Police are looking for donations of clothing and stationary to take out to the rescue centre.

"It had a profound affect on me and we are going out again in November to do it again and looking for old or youth football or rugby tops and balls as they love sport."

Anyone interested in donating to the cause can contact Mark Raby at markraby67@yahoo.com or pop in to Nailsea Police Station, in Pound Lane.

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