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Shoe4Africa to build an Astro-turf grass football pitch

An Astro-turf football pitch will be constructed at the Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital in Eldoret.
Fresh from launching basketball court last week, the Shoe4Africa will be building 22×14 metres football pitch at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) compound.

Dr. Wilson Aruasa kicks the ball to mark the breaking ceremony for Turf Grass pitch at Shoe4Africa pitch. Photo Alington Simwa

The children’s only hospital was found by former runner Toby Tanser also secured playing kits for the recuperating children from English based Hull City Club.

Speaking today during the ground breaking ceremony at the hospital, Tanser and MTRH Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa said the facility will be serving the all children and caretakers to make them active in whatever they do.

As part of his charity to the community, Tanser the founder of Shoe4Afarica schools across North Rift established the Children’s hospital to extend his charitable duties that relates with sports.

“We want to give quality services to our children. Even if they are in hospital, they need to play to fasten their recovery,” said Tanser.

The 200 bed capacity hospital will be enjoying both football and basketball games at the facility.

Aruasa said the hospital has been receiving good news each year and the football pitch and basketball court will serve a good purpose for both the locals and the patients.

“Our mission is to ensure we make use of the pitches and courts for children’s prosperity. If the children leave this place, they should join the rest of the world both physically and emotionally fit. Through such initiatives we will bring up a healthy generation,” said Aruasa.

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