Ghana Humanitarian Aid Trip

Ghana Humanitarian Aid Trip

11:00 24 February in Member News

Here at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, we are attempting to take 9 young people from Rotherham to Ghana for an Education aid and Humanitarian Aid trip.

The Aims:

  • To work within heavily disadvantaged areas where young children struggle to access basic necessities as well as sports and education.
  • Use football and sports to tackle the heavily on going issue of CHILD PREGNANCY within Ghana.
  • Assist with treatment/socialisation/care and education in children’s hospitals, children’s homes and care centres.
  • Understand as how a very well established club we can make a difference.


Why Ghana?

  • The club have one of the greatest achievements in sporting history – signing the FIRST EVER black professional football player.
  • This was Arthur Wharton – he played for the club back in 1889-1894 before returning for another year in 1895. He was born in Jamestown, Ghana. He is now known for being the first ever black professional footballer but also for been the first ever recorded fastest man in the world running 100m in 10 seconds, a record he held for 30 years.
  • Jamestown is the chosen area where aid will be given, this is in honour of Arthur Wharton but also in honour of the roots and history of the club. The work done will be done with RUFC and RUCST at the heart.


The Benefits

  • Allows the young people from Rotherham the chance to go on the trip, for some this will be the first time they’ve left Rotherham let alone abroad.
  • This is a very eye opening and once in a lifetime opportunity for these young people to witness and be apart of, one which these young people have asked to do.
  • Offers aid to the young children in Ghana – making a difference in their education, development and daily life.


This is not a cheap or easy trip to run but it is well worth the end result for both the children in Ghana and the young people from Rotherham who are attending the trip. They have already worked very hard to raise nearly £3000 but they are still a long way away from the target.


The Breakdown:

  • Trip total : £23k
  • Estimated: £250pppm
  • Each attendant costs :£1600pp


How can you help?

  • We are offering you the chance to sponsor elements of the trip. This would give you the opportunity to have your logo and branding involved in the trip. Please see below the sponsorship opportunity;


o    Standard Package – What does this include? – £250

–  A sponsored post on ALL RUCST social media that is dedicated to just yourself (including your logo).

–  Sponsorship of a player in the Student Vs Legends

–  Logo included in the dedicated sponsorship post which will be displayed on ALL RUCST social media and website.

o    Premium Package – What does this include? – £500

–  Standard Package plus;

–  An Extra sponsored posts on ALL RUCST social media.

–  Your own add on view at the Student Vs Legends match.

–  Vlog of the trip in Ghana sponsored by your company. Logo to be included with a shoutout.

  • We are also running a kit raffle, this is where you can enter for £100 or a larger donation if you wish. Once this reaches £3000 we will close the raffle and add all the companies into the draw. After picking 3 winners we will be in contact to discuss having your chosen logo on the tops the young people will be wearing. These will be on show in ALL media for the trip that is shared on both the trusts and the Clubs page.
  • If your company would simple like to make a donation as you believe in the good nature of the trip and wish to support, you can also do so.


Donate here 👉


If you would like to know anything else or discuss how you feel your business/organisation can help please contact:

Kieran Bridges
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