Cub Scouts make footballs for Kenyan children with CAFOD volunteer

Some of the Cub Scouts with their homemade footballs

Some of the Cub Scouts with their homemade footballs

First published in News Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Cub Scouts were challenged to make footballs for Kenyan children living in poverty at their latest meeting.

Charity volunteer Angela Edwards, of Kenilworth Drive, Borehamwood, dropped into see the boys and girls at the 6th North Watford Cubs last week.

Mrs Edwards, a volunteer for poverty charity CAFOD, taught the children about the day-to-day lives of people living in poverty in the country.

She then gave them plastic bags, string and rubber bands and challenged to make footballs in just five minutes.

They rose to the challenge, and the finished balls were tested with a number of team games, proving sturdy enough to withstand the activity.

After the event, Mrs Edwards said: “Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening. The Cubs were really interested in the different ways CAFOD supports developing communities in so many areas of the world.

“They were aware of the problems in our world and pleased to hear that CAFOD is making a difference in so many lives.”

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