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Wednesday
Feb282018

Walker & Soccer Combination

On two Sundays this month, we got to share the global love of soccer with 24 children from low-income and ethnic minority families. We took them to training sessions organised by Chelsea FC Soccer School (HK), our 3-Legged Charity Walk Caring Coach. In addition to two coaches, former football star and Chief Operating Officer of the school Leslie Santos came to offer support and encouragement to our young athletes.

For some years, 17-year old Bill was one of the beneficiaries of our Child Development Fund Programme (CDF). He has been playing in a district youth football league in Kwun Tong, and has dreamed of playing in a Hong Kong premiere league, so the chance to spend time with a Hong Kong football legend was truly an honour. This is what Bill said when he was asked how CDF has impacted his life:

Prior to the CDF programme, I had no direction about my future. It was by having a mentor who explored my interests, and encouraged me to have a savings plan that would allow me to pursue my future. Even though I didn't get into football through this programme, I was able to explore my aspirations and focus on my dream to become a professional football player. With the money I saved through the programme, I was able to buy appropriate shoes and sportswear to attend today's football training.

Chelsea FC Soccer School (HK) will select eight elite football players from the training to compete in our upcoming 3-Legged Charity Walk's Foot Golf tournament. For Bill's sake, I hope and pray he gets this opportunity.

God is working through our services, so would you consider attending the 6th 3-Legged Charity Walk on Saturday, 17th March? You too will then have the opportunity to learn from Chelsea FC Soccer School (HK), as they will be providing training that day.

Funds raised will go towards supporting programmes that help more students and children like Bill pursue their dreams and become contributing members of society.

To register, please visit christian-action.org.hk/charitywalk.

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