Thursday, 27 January 2011

Minithon Update - Gol charity announcement

The JustGiving account for the Minithon held in October has now closed with just over £1,000 raised for both Merthyr Town and the Gol charity.

The Gôl charity has booked flights today for four Montenegrin Orphans, plus two carers to visit Wales for the Wales v Montengro game on 2nd Spetember 2011.

It will be a trip of a lifetime for Vasilija Durkovic, aged 12, Valentina Salihi, aged 14, Bojan Siskic, aged 13 and Danilo Korac, aged 12. They were all born in Podgorica apart from Valentina who was born in Bar and they now all live at the only orphanage still in existence in Montenegro, in Bijela, where Wales supporters representing Gôl visited last September along with the British Embassy.

The four youngsters will act as Mascots for the Wales v. Montenegro match in September.

This will be the third time Gôl have brought orphans to Wales after the previous successful visits of children from Azerbaijan in 2003 (two children) and 2005 (four children).

Gol has publicly thanked Merthyr Town for their donation to their funds as it helps fund the outstanding work being undertaken both home and abroad.