Young charity footballers battered by wind

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High winds and intermittent rain could not stop 31 brave young footballers netting funds to send a Campbeltown girl to Vietnam.

The Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association players took part in three, 20 minute, seven-a-side games to raise £221.

The cash was handed to Additional Support Needs assistant Amy McCallum after the games.

As the Courier reported, last November, Amy, who works at Castlehill school, will give up the first month of her summer holiday to jet to Vietnam and help children.

Ms McCallum said: ‘I will be based in Ho Chi Minh city and I think it will be quite an eye-opener because children who need additional support in Vietnam are hidden away.

‘Apparently there are not many support staff and the children do not attend
mainstream schools like in Scotland.’

CDJFA’s Claire Mitchell said: ‘A very big thank you goes to Campbeltown Co-op for providing the children with hot sausage rolls and cookies to warm them up after the game, they went down a treat.’

Amy has already held a fundraising tea and plans a bingo night at Argyll Bowling Club, on March 28, to go towards her target of approximately £2,000 to pay for the trip.

Amy has a gofundme page at: https://www.gofundme.com/amys-project-vietnam which has collected £800.