As this is being written, the opening ceremony is taking place for the World Cup in South Africa.
Three and a half months ago, a couple of guys from Edinburgh – that would be us – set themselves a challenge…
The challenge: to stage a 5-a-side football tournament, an alternative to the Big One, to raise funds for the Starfish Greathearts Foundation. Starfish is a charity dedicated to providing a future for children in South Africa whose lives have been devastated by the AIDS pandemic. With our football fundraiser we will be doing our bit to ensure that the first World Cup on African soil will have a lasting and positive legacy for the local communities.
Putting it together in such a short space of time and from 6,000 miles away was no small task. We put the call out as soon as we could to football fans travelling to the World Cup and to potential sponsors. And so began our hectic journey…
COME TO THE RUSTENBERG WINES CHALLENGE CUP
June 28th, Idas Valley Soccer Fields, Stellenbosch, near Cape Town
It’s going to be wild.
You can download a pdf of our original website from the sidebar.