Collecting football boots for Africa
BAY funeral directors are collecting used football boots to send to children and young adults in Ghana, West Africa.
Funeral director Mervyn Moys saw that youngsters were football mad during a visit to remote villages in the central region of Ghana.
Mervyn, a volunteer for the TEABAG charity, noticed the children did not have football boots and were playing on rough ground in their bare feet.
With an average family income of less than a £1 per day, to own football boots is a rarity.
Mervyn said: "Most families in England have football boots or even trainers that their children have outgrown that are tucked away at the back of wardrobes.
"The children I met in Africa just do not have the money to buy boots and receiving used boots from England would make them so happy."
They are hoping that with the new school term, families may donate their outgrown football boots or trainers to the appeal.
Drop them to any of the funeral directors listed below:
Torbay and District Funeral Service, 11 Babbacombe Road, Torquay
Maunders Funeral Service, 2 Hoxton Road, Torquay
Maunders of Paignton,27 Well Street, Paignton
Drakes of Torbay, Hele Road, Torquay
JH Way Funeral Services, 9 Brook Street, Dawlish.