Goal-den gifts for Africa

FOOTBALL shirts worn by children in Downend, Bromley Heath and Emersons Green are set to bring joy to youngsters in Africa.

The shirts have been handed over by families in response to an appeal by Kate Stuart, from Downend, on behalf of her brother, Tom Urry, who is working in Sierra Leone.

Kate, who lives in Downend, said she was amazed at the number of people who had come forward in response to her Facebook request. More than 50 shirts are now being shipped out to Tom, who works for a charity that runs several schools.

The children in Sierra Leone are football crazy but don’t have a decent sports kit so will be thrilled with the gifts from Downend.