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Cowdenbeath united in support of Malawi

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Cowdenbeath united in support of Malawi

PostedOctober 8, 2011

Cowdenbeath Football Club showed their support for Beath High School's Malawi campaign this week and introduced a flavour of the Blue Brazil to the "Warm Heart of Africa" in the process.

Beath High has a strong connection with Malawi and linked up with the country's Mendulo School last year. Rector, Douglas Young, visited the school recently and took part in a charity cycle while in the southeastern African nation to raise funds for the school children. Douglas also handed over a number of gifts including a much welcomed football.

Since Douglas's return to Cowdenbeath, Beath High School pupils' have been fundraising to provide a much needed power connection for Mendulo School and also a set of football and netball strips. Cowdenbeath Football Club has stepped forward to donate last seasons under 16s away kit - yellow and green are the colours of Mendulo School - and two match balls.

Mr Young told the Central Fife Times: "The balls were probably the most popular of the gifts and were quickly in use by the youngsters.

"It was tremendous to see them enjoying having games and it was clear that the balls and other things we took with us were going to be well used.

"Our stay in Luchenza was certainly an education for me and it really showed how fortunate we are here in Scotland with the school facilities we have and made me determined that one of our priorities should be to provide financial support to the school and to get an electricity link to the school.

"It will cost 110 to connect the school and the same for each teacher's house. It would make a huge difference to the eight staff to have this and the pupils would greatly benefit from power being provided and through the charity, Link, I would hope that we can achieve this in the near future."

Cowden manager, Colin Cameron, is pictured handing over the set of strips and match balls to Beath High School rector, Douglas Young, earlier this week.

Well done to all at Beath High School for their campaign to improve the lives of less-privileged children in Malawai.

Photography courtesy of the Central Fife Times.

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