Overseas Aid

Over the years Rockleaze Rangers has been involved in sending kit and footballs to youth teams in the Gambia. We are planning to extend this to an orphanage in Thailand which John Ponting visited recently. Greatly moved by the plight of the 1,500 children he saw at the Wat Sakeow Orphanage, John would like to send kit as well as footballs to the children there

If you have any football shirts/shorts in good condition that you would like to donate to the children in Thailand or Africa, please pass them to John or Andrew Reynolds (Year 1 and 2 coach) – please make sure they’re washed though!!

Wat Sakeow in Thailand

Founded in 1942 and beginning with 10 children, the Orphanage at Wat Sakeow is now home to 1000 boys and 400 girls, aged between 6 and 15. The Orphanage is located in Ang Thong province, less than 2 hours north of Bangkok. Donations and outside support are essential. Food, clothing, supplies, education materials – all are needed on an on-going basis

If you want to know more about the Orphanage at Wat Sakeow, contact Danielle Wiedmann at wiedmanndanielle@aol.com

Kids Day at Wat Sakeow

On 22 February 2004, the kids at the Orphanage of Wat Sakeow were treated to a day of games, entertainment, picnics and all round fun, organized by the Friends of Wat Sakeow. The Friends of Wat Sakeow is an all-volunteer organization which aims to assist the Orphanage at Wat Sakeow in manageable, affordable and useful ways. The event involved a wide variety of activities for the children and was made possible by the donations from various individuals, groups and corporations, and the time and effort of the volunteers. Here’s some photos of the day

Overseaspic1

Children of Masindi - Making a difference to children and young people’s lives in Uganda.

Rockleaze Rangers also support the project ‘Children of Masindi’, which is a small Bristol based registered charity that was established in 2008. The project helps children and young people; focusing on those with disabilities and special educational needs.

The club has recently donated medals, cups, and footballs. These were taken out to Uganda last year where two schools benefitted. Please click here for more details – Children of Masindi