Seaford College sports kit helps Rwandan orphans

Marc and Helen Haywood at the orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda
Marc and Helen Haywood at the orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda

SEAFORD College pupils are putting their old sports kits to good use by helping children in a Rwandan orphanage.

Hundreds of redundant polo shirts have been flown out to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Lesley Sparrow, who works in the finance department at Seaford College, had been collecting the clothes for a year – but needed a way to get it all to Rwanda.

Luckily for her, Marc and Helen Haywood were on their way and took it all with them. The pair took the polo shirts to Kigali, to an orphanage that looks after 165 children and young people.

Jenny Clover, who works at the orphanage, said: 
“Marc and Helen did an amazing job bringing out Seaford’s very generous donation of sports kit.

“We couldn’t believe it when we opened the bag and saw all the t-shirts, and our headteacher and children were absolutely thrilled.

“The boys are so excited about putting on their new uniforms on Monday, although keeping them clean will be a different issue.

“We are so grateful for this donation, thank you very much Seaford.”

Sîan Green, headmaster John Green’s wife, has also taken out spare sports kit to an orphanage in Bangladesh.

Mr Green, added: “Our students are extremely fortunate to study and live in such a beautiful part of 
the country, it is only right that they give something back to the community, both local and global.”

You can donate baby shoes and baby blankets by emailing Marc Haywood at