A keen cricketer from Sutton on Sea has been chosen out of hundreds to take part in a two-week trip to Africa to coach young children.
Reece Brant, 22, will be heading off to one of Africa’s most remote areas, which could include either Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana or Uganda.
The trip is completely self funded and Reece will need to raise £2,000 to enable him to go.
The coaching trip will take place in the Autumn this year with the date yet to be confirmed due to waiting for confirmation on the area he will be selected to go to.
As part of the charity Cricket Without Boundaries, he will spend 14 days teaching and passing on his skills.
Reece said: “I decided to apply for this trip of a lifetime to Africa because I really wanted to be able to experience cricket in another country.
“I also wanted to pass on the skills that I have been lucky enough to learn and give my knowledge of cricket to children who are less fortunate than myself.
“I also feel that it is important to raise the awareness of AIDS and HIV by using the game of cricket.”
Reece added: “I have around £400 raised so far out of the £2,000 I need and this has come from very generous donations from The Dunes Complex in Mablethorpe, the members of the Mablethorpe Working Mens Club and a donation from the Fossils Group in Sutton on Sea.”
As well as raising funds for his own cause, Reece has also helped to organise a van pull that will take place on Friday, April 18 when members of Sutton on Sea Cricket Club will be pulling a van from Sutton to Mablethorpe to raise funds for the cricket club and the Cricket Without Boundaries Charity.
If you would like to sponsor Reece in his trip of a lifetime to Africa later this year, you can contact The Meridale Centre in Sutton on Sea on 01507 441481 or Reece himself on 07773 571443.
You can also email across your contact details to Reece firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reece has always had a passion for cricket from a young age and is a member and secretary of Sutton on Sea Cricket Club, playing weekly matches.
Being an accredited coach already, he runs regular training session for both boys and girls who live locally.