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RUGBY UNION has conceived and fostered enormous support for a myriad charity projects over the years, but few have brought greater joy to the beneficiaries than TourAid.

The function of the charity is to provide a life-changing travel opportunity for a group of underprivileged children from Africa, Asia, Europe or the Caribbean by financing a week's trip to this country for a once in a lifetime rugby experience.

'Tour for a week, friends for a lifetime' is the Touraid motto and it is this objective that has prompted Pensby Sports College, Caldy Rugby Football Club and a range of partner schools to launch an appeal aimed at hosting an U13,10-a-side Touraid Festival of Rugby in late September 2010.

The benefits of Touraid are plain enough - creating enduring links and friendships between communities in the UK and disadvantaged youngsters from overseas; the provision of immediate and long-term educational, cultural and social benefits to underprivileged children; the creation of a new insight into the lives, cultures and circumstances of young people in less fortunate living conditions.

The objectives are clearly laudable and even a cursory glance at the Touraid website - - underlines the extent of the impact these festivals and this charity can have on all the young people involved - from both sides of the social and cultural divide.

But like most charities, Touraid relies heavily on contributions, donations, sponsorship and fundraising to ensure continued input into the lives of young children around the world.

Pensby Sports College is aiming to raise 6000 over the next 9 months in order to bring a team of 10 children and 2 coaches over to the Wirral. The cost of paying for the flights, visas and internal travel of each child will be 500 and the college is looking for backing of any sort to help bring their project to fruition.

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