Police appeal for donations to help rescue centre in Kenya
PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 October 2019
Police from Nailsea are collecting old football or rugby balls and tops to take out to a rescue centre in Kenya.
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to Nailsea Police Station, in Pound Lane.