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Kenyan orphans - in Hethersett colours!

PUBLISHED: 20:01 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:32 14 July 2010

The African youngsters with their kit donated by sports groups in Hethersett.

The African youngsters with their kit donated by sports groups in Hethersett.

Orphans at a children's home in Kenya are proudly sporting Hethersett colours when they take to the football field.

Hethersett Athletic Football Club and Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club sent unwanted shirts, shorts and socks to the Divine Providence Children's Home in Kakamega, Kenya.

Orphans at a children's home in Kenya are proudly sporting Hethersett colours when they take to the football field.

Hethersett Athletic Football Club and Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club sent unwanted shirts, shorts and socks to the Divine Providence Children's Home in Kakamega, Kenya.

The home looks after abandoned children and currently has 80 orphans ranging in age from babies to 16-year-olds.

The clubs became aware of the orphanage through Sue Buffin who lives in Little Melton. Sue is involved with both clubs and her twin sons - Liam and Adam - have together played over 250 games for Hethersett Athletic..

Sue heard through a friend that a British health worker in Kenya was appealing for toys and other items for the home. The response was a collection of unwanted kit which Sue augmented by donating 20 footballs with the word Norwich on them.

“It's nice to be able to do something, however small, to help these children who have very little,” Sue said.

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