A SPORTS club in Ellesmere Port is holding a celebratory event following a successful trip to Gambia where they delivered multi-sport sessions to children.
The award-winning Friday Night Fever, which is run by volunteers aged 14-25 for young people between 11-16, raised more than £8,400 to fund the seven-day trip.
The club, based at Stanney Oaks Leisure Centre, travelled to Africa as part of the Gunjur Project 2009, which gives young people the opportunity to experience west Gambian life while working with local community groups, schools and nurseries.
Members, who take part in numerous sporting activities including football, basketball, handball, badminton and trampolining, will be speaking at the celebratory event to tell sponsors and supporters about the work they carried out.
Michelle Aspden, Cheshire West and Chester Council youth sport development officer, said: “Friday Night Fever is a dedicated, enthusiastic and exciting club which strives to challenge members and provide opportunities – not only in Ellesmere Port, but abroad as well.
“They worked with Kasa Kunda Primary School, two community football academies, Brikama basketball team, Gunjur upper basic school and Gunjur nursery school.
“The team took equipment and simple session plans with them that were left with each group enabling the Gambian communities to carry on with the Friday Night Fever approach.”
The young volunteers led sessions based on fun-filled, multi-sport activity which developed team work, community spirit and communication.
The celebratory event will be held at Stanney Oaks Leisure Centre (6-8pm) on Friday (May 29). Admission is 50p.