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FUTURE OF TARU: Donated kits put to very good use

Charity project gets a helping hand

26 September 2022

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FUTURE OF TARU: Donated kits put to very good use

Charity project gets a helping hand

26 September 2022

Carlisle United are delighted to report that a link-up between press officer Amy Nixon and Paul Moffat, a huge fan of the club, has resulted in a swathe of new supporters being inducted into the ranks of the Blue Army ... from all the way over in Kenya.

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Paul contacted the media department a few months ago to let us know about the ‘Future of Taru’ project – a small UK Registered Charity which provides a school, quality education, a feeding programme, emotional support and a safe environment for many of the poor children in Taru, Kenya.

Having spoken to Paul about the project, Amy set about gathering together old kits and clothing before bagging it up for transportation to Taru, to be distributed amongst the children.

Paul Moffat said: “I am now in Kenya and have attached the first few photos of the CUFC items you kindly donated being distributed to our pupils and teachers.

“I still have lots more kit to distribute in the next week or so - therefore there'll be lots more photos as well!

“Thank you all so much for your support. It can’t be put into words just how much it means to everybody over here, particularly the children, who are now very proud to be United supporters.”

All of the children Paul and Eunice Moffat look after are living in poverty.

As well as providing protection from the dangers of the streets, the charity ensures local children receive a quality education and food every day in a happy and open environment, transforming their lives and giving them hope for a better future while supporting their families to make life progress.

Press officer Amy Nixon said: “We look to send kits and clothing to Africa every summer, and this was a perfect charity to support as far as we were concerned.

“Paul told us about the children and families in Taru, and we wanted to help. We could when he came to collect the bags that it was going to make a huge difference, and it’s fantastic to know that we have helped a very worthy cause and some wonderful people.

"Some of the kits donated came from our recent kit amnesty, so those fans who gave us their old shirts can see from this just how much of a positive impact that simple act of kindness from them can have."

For more information on the Future of Taru, and how you could help, click HERE


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