Hair-rais­ing ex­pe­ri­ence aids Ghana schools’ growth

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOSH JACK­MAN

CHAR­I­TA­BLE FUND­ING has been a hair-rais­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for Es­sex es­tate agent Adam Ca­pal, who donned comic wigs ev­ery day in Oc­to­ber in aid of Onechild Ghana, which sup­ports 14 vocational schools.

His cam­paign, which to date has raised more than £1,800, took him to Ley­ton Ori­ent’s train­ing ground, where former West Ham skip­per Kevin Nolan and some of the League 2 side’s play­ers tried on some of the gi­ant hair­pieces.

The Loughton Syn­a­gogue mem­ber was in­spired by a visit to Ghana in March with his friend Jamie Bel­nikoff, who founded the char­ity.

“See­ing it for the first time, I saw how tough Adam Ca­pal with Kevin Nolan it is over there. There were no toi­lets and no show­ers. I played foot­ball with the chil­dren for a bit and they were wear­ing the same clothes they’d worn all day — and prob­a­bly would wear the next day, too. The trip made me re­alise how lucky I am.”

As a bald man, the idea of wear­ing wigs for a month had a par­tic­u­lar ap­peal.

Mr Bel­nikoff praised his friend’s cam­paign, say­ing: “He has got loads of peo­ple en­gaged. “Off the back of the Ley­ton Ori­ent pho­tos, we’ve had a few peo­ple say­ing they want to vol­un­teer in Ghana and we had our an­nual f u n d r a i s i n g f i v e - a - s i d e foot­ball tour­na­ment and g o t t w o ex­tra teams be­cause of his ef­forts.”

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