In January 2018, Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, in partnership with High Wycombe based Toolshed, travelled to The Gambia, a small West African country, on a charitable expedition.
WWSET, the charitable arm of Wycombe Wanderers FC, and Toolshed, who offer construction-related training and qualifications as well as personal development coaching to local 16-24-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training, hoped to achieve numerous positive outcomes from the trip:
Lots of the work that took place during the trip was undertaken in partnership with the Mojo Foundation, a not-for-profit construction company based in the Gambia, who, like Toolshed, are managed by New Meaning, a UK based social enterprise organisation.
The trip to The Gambia was also captured by the highly acclaimed and BAFTA nominee film producer Lex Beckett (Squashed Robot Films) who travelled with the group to make a documentary of everything that happened. (Footage to be released later this year)
In the run up to the trip both the WWSET and Toolshed representatives undertook joint fundraising initiatives to generate money to cover the travel costs and took part in the mammoth 100km sponsored walk in early September 2017.
In order to learn more about the trip and those involved please see the links below:
Downloadable Gambia Brochure: The Gambia Brochure
Dedicated Fundraising Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Gambia
New Meaning & Mojo Foundation: https://www.newmeaning.co.uk/
Please enjoy the video below too by the staff to document their expedition.