Stags shine in Sierra Leone

The Football League Paper - - FINAL THIRD -

BE­LIEVE it or not, Mans­field Town are set to be­come a pop­u­lar club in far-away Sierra Leone. The warm-hearted Stags have sent dozens of football shirts and train­ing wear to chil­dren in the West African coun­try via 167 Cater­ing Sup­port Reg­i­ment of the Royal Lo­gis­tic Corps.

Schools re-opened in Sierra Leone five months ago af­ter they’d been shut down be­cause of the Ebola out­break.

The Stags teamed up with the reg­i­ment af­ter a brain­wave by the club’s oper­a­tions di­rec­tor Tina Broughton and Stags sup­porter, Cor­po­ral Bryn Evans.

Broughton said: “We were keen to make good use of stock which has been left over from our pre­vi­ous league sea­son and our thoughts turned to peo­ple, chil­dren es­pe­cially, who wouldn’t be able to af­ford ma­te­rial of this qual­ity.

“We hope it can make a dif­fer­ence for some of the chil­dren of Sierra Leone, af­ter an unimag­in­ably dif­fi­cult past year.”

SHAKE ON IT: Mans­field Town’s Tina Broughton hands over the Stags s hirts to Cor­po­ral Bryn Evans

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