Andy Cole Foundation becomes All Star Kids
– charity calls for local supporters to get back on board
When the Andy Cole Children's Foundation (ACCF) was first launched back in 2000, many local people got involved and lent their support to the charity which provided practical help and guidance for children in the southern African regions of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Foundation has since been re-launched as All Star Kids and the charity's trustees are now calling on former supporters – and indeed anyone committed to making a difference to children's lives – to get back on board and help in whatever way they can.
"When Andy Cole's time with the foundation ended, myself and some of the other trustees involved felt that we wanted to continue the fantastic projects that he had helped establish, so All Star Kids was born," says Zambian born Trustee Chandre Clarke.
"We decided on the name All Star Kids because it better reflected who the real stars of the charity are – the kids we support rather any one of us."
All Star Kids is now continuing the good work started in Andy Cole's name. The charity works to fight against the disadvantages faced by children in southern Africa, bringing about positive change and, by working within local communities, it helps and supports children by providing them with access to a safe, productive, happy, caring, understanding and loving environment where they can each reach their full potential.
All Star Kids believes that all children have the right to grow up free from hunger, need, neglect and abuse. The charity provides them with a safe place to live, access to education and access to other opportunities such as skills and employment training.
All Star Kids has recently signed up Rosemary Chileshe, international catwalk model and former Miss Zambia UK as one of its patrons. One of its trustees is a former project worker from Zimbabwe, giving the charity considerable insight into the real needs and situations of the children it supports.
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