Challenge yourself with a unique trip to South Africa in World Cup year and help tackle bowel cancer

Cancer Research UK

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is offering up to 40 participants a travel experience with a difference to the beautiful Republic of South Africa, just months before the country hosts the World Cup.

Project South Africa departs for the country’s outstanding West Coast on the 7th March 2010, where participants will spend ten days restoring the Sandeberg primary school near Leipoldtsville. Working together, they will renovate a local football pitch, school garden and playground to help the local community, while raising vital funds for research into bowel cancer in memory of footballer Bobby Moore.

As well as working on the renovation with the other participants, professional footballers Luther Blissett and George Parris will be football coaching local children throughout their stay. After ten days of working on the Project, the trip ends on a high note with a ‘handover’ ceremony where participants return the newly renovated school to the local community, followed by a football match against local team.

The team will camp on a hill adjacent to a stunning game reserve near the school. The surrounding West Coast region offers scenic beauty, flanked on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the east by Swartland, known for its undulating wheat fields and vineyards.

Participants will get a truly local welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with the community and exchange cultures. All of the 40 students at Sandberg primary school come from the surrounding farming areas, where their parents are either employed on wheat farms or tea farms.

No professional building experience is necessary, so it is a unique opportunity to learn new skills such as painting, paving and glazing, on the job.

There are limited places available on Project South Africa. To take part, each participant has a minimum fundraising target of £4,000, excluding the registration fee. 

To find out more about taking part in this or future Projects, please visit The Bobby Moore Fund website

Notes to Editor

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
  • The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last thirty years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.
  • For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org

About The Bobby Moore Fund

  • The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease.
  • The Fund was set up by Stephanie Moore MBE in memory of her husband, footballer Bobby Moore, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51.
  • In the 16 years since Bobby died, the Fund has got from strength to strength and has raised over £12 million through a variety of fundraising events.
  • Funds are spent on cutting-edge bowel cancer research and carried out by leading scientists. To date we have funded 36 research fellowships and bowl cancer projects across the UK.