Dawsons proudly sponsored the first ‘Burry Port Raft Race’, raising money for a joint cause: Burry Port RNLI and Afia Banjul Children’s Football Academy Foundation in Africa.
The African football academy is headed locally by Craig and Izzie Goodman who live in Burry Port and are also actively involved in the RNLI.
Now, Dawsons want to help continue raising money for Afia Banjul Children’s Football Academy Foundation
“We are asking, firstly for everyone to make contact with friends and family and bring in to Dawsons offices any old or unused, children’s or adult sized, multi-stud football boots and/or flat-soled trainers,” said Senior Partner Chris Hope.
“Don’t worry about the condition. We can collect them at each office and give them to Craig and Izzie, so they can take out to Africa for their needy football team.
“There’s a new season starting soon, so no doubt many boys/girls/women/men will have out grown an old pair and be putting on the latest brightly coloured new boots/trainers.
“So, I’d ask you all to speak with anyone you can and bring in the old pairs, when they are available.”
Added Chris: “The day was a huge success for the charities and another success the Llanelli sales and rental staff deserve a special mention especially raft team members Matthew Whitehead and Joe Chiffi.
“The staff gave up their family time to help set up and spent most of their day raising money for the joint cause.”