Get Cole Benson Manchester 2020
- By: Louise Benson
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/cole-benson
We are Clinton & Louise Benson, proud parents of Cole Benson, age 11, currently in Grade 5 at John Graham Primary. We reside in Lotus River (Grassy Park), Cape Town.
We are in the process of raising funds to get Cole to the Manchester Cup 2020 (Manchester, England, UK). A tournament to which his team at Stephanian Ottery FC have been invited.
Any donation, big or small towards this campaign is welcomed and received! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Cole to experience, a dream come true!
Our son, Cole Benson, currently plays soccer in the under 12 division at Stephanian Ottery FC. Their team has been invited to participate in the 2020 Manchester Cup.
The tournament is a stage for teams from around the world to come and perform in front of English Premier League scouts, all looking to find the future stars of the game. This is an absolute dream come true, and to have THIS dream realised at the tender age of 11 is just mind-blowing.
There are 21 boys in the touring squad, the majority of whom have never been on an airplane before. It is an opportunity for them to have fun and play soccer on a global stage, meet and make friends from other countries and create memories that will be with them and inspire them for the rest of their lives.
We, the parents and coaches of these amazing and talented boys, carry their hopes and dreams together with the heavy financial burden of needing to raise approximately R630 000 to make this amazing possibility a reality for each and every one of them (approximately R30 000 per boy to cover flights, accommodation and tournament fees).
The tournament is in April 2020 however the airfares and tournament fees are due in August/ September 2019. The visa payments will be early next year.
Tournament Fees = $650 = approx R 9 050 at the current rate of exchange (ROE)
Airfare = approx R 13 000 and may fluctuate due to ROE
Visa and service fee = R 2 500
Train trip to Manchester = approx. R 1 200
Kit = approx. R 3000
Reserve for the possible rate of exchange fluctuation R 250
The realisation of a dream is indeed priceless but the journey to get there is unfortunately not. It is with this in mind that we embark on a back a buddy campaign for each of the boys to raise sufficient funds and guarantee that all 21 boys board the plane and allow this amazing possibility to unfold into the phenomenal, life-changing opportunity.
- Sep 06, 2019 - R 102.82
- "Good luck!" - Razeena
- Sep 06, 2019 - USD $ 10.31
- "Good luck Cole!" - Mischka
- Sep 05, 2019 - R 51.41
- "????" - Anonymous
- Sep 05, 2019 - USD $ 7.11
- "Good luck Cole! " - Sadie