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A KIND-hearted cricket coach from Solihull is leading a volunteer-based project to help educate poor communities in Africa.

A KIND-hearted cricket coach from Solihull is leading a volunteer-based project to help educate poor communities in Africa.

Peter Carey and five other companions will travel to Uganda in November under the direction of the hard-working charity - Cricket Without Boundaries.

The UK-based charity aims to develop communities through the spread and growth of cricket, and the Tanworth-in-Arden club coach admits that he is raring to go.

"I had a strong desire to give something back combining my passion for cricket with a chance to help children who are less fortunate than my own family," said Peter.

But the Shirley resident has stressed that the trip is not all about cricket, as the volunteers will be sending out an AIDS awareness message both in terms of prevention and treatment.

"We will help local coaches and train them to become better teachers," said the fully-qualified ECB coach.

"We will also spend three or four days in schools talking to both adults and children about how to avoid getting AIDS. It is important aswell to tell the people who have got the disease that it is not the end of the world and there is help and support available to them."

Peter and his troops will arrive in Kampala next month and run two cricket festivals after coaching the adults and children individually.

To round off their work the volunteers will travel 100 miles inland from the capital city to visit a more disadvantaged area and promote the same message.

Peter is currently raising funds for his trip and anyone interested in helping can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/peter-carey or call him on 07899 873564.

 

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