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Wirral school seeking help for Touraid initiative

07 December 2009

  • Pensby Sports College and Caldy RFC launch Touraid appeal
  • International rugby festival is planned for September 2010

Pensby Sports College has joined up with Caldy RFC to offer underprivileged kids the chance to experience rugby in this country.

With the help of the Touraid charity, the Wirral school is planning a rugby festival in September 2010 and wants a team of children from Africa, Asia, Europe or the Caribbean to take part.

The function of the charity is to provide a life-changing travel opportunity for a group of underprivileged children and this objective that has prompted the appeal aimed at hosting an U13,10-a-side Touraid Festival of Rugby.

The benefits of Touraid are plain enough – creating enduring links and friendships between communities in the UK and disadvantaged youngsters from overseas; the provision of immediate and long-term educational, cultural and social benefits to underprivileged children; the creation of a new insight into the lives, cultures and circumstances of young people in less fortunate living conditions.

A glance at the Touraid website underlines the extent of the impact these festivals and this charity can have on the young people involved from both sides of the social and cultural divide.

But like most charities, Touraid relies heavily on contributions, donations, sponsorship and fundraising to ensure continued input into the lives of yung children around the world.

Pensby Sports College is aiming to raise £6000 over the next nine months in order to bring a team of 10 children and two coaches over to the Wirral. The cost of paying for the flights, visas and internal travel of each child will be £500 and the college is looking for backing of any sort to help bring their project to fruition.

For further information or to support the Pensby College Initiative, please contact Dan Keefe, Partnership Development Manager at or by calling 01519295915 or 07740982865.