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Blooms excited by Kenya challenge

31 May 2013

Matt Bloomfield says he cannot wait to finally get out to Nakuru and try to make a difference to some of the people’s lives in the poverty-hit region of Kenya.

The trip has been in the planning stage for months, but Blooms and nine other volunteers fly out to Africa on Sunday, where they will be spending seven days helping to repair a school, teaching lessons and coaching football. 

“I must admit I’m a little nervous about it,” the midfielder told “But at the same time I’m really looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get out there.

“I’ve been speaking to a few of the other people going and we’re all excited to hopefully make a difference to these children’s lives.

“I’ll be helping out with a few repairs and football coaching, but hopefully I’ll get to do a bit of teaching as well.”

Bloomfield added: “I’ve been told that some of the parents out there don’t interact too much with their children, so being able to play with them and hopefully put smiles on their faces is what I’m looking forward to most.

“I said it before that we don’t realise how lucky we are and that we take a lot for granted. Even if I can make one person’s day happier when I’m out there then it will have been a worthwhile experience.”

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