Many of you will know our involvement with this project and how we have sponsored the week long footy camp for quite a few years now. I always come back from our trip to Belfast really inspired and full of admiration for the great work Peter and his team do for the young people in north Belfast.

He recently sent a report of this years footy camp with some feedback on the impact it had made on a couple of the boys who attended. Here are the details

"What an amazing week my son Luke, along with 70 odd other boys was fortunate enough to be part of this year again. Football, fresh air exercise, team work, confidence building, banter, making new friends and generally just having fun and enjoying themselves with fab role models at the legendary BlueHouses football camp. We are truly blessed in Ballysillan to have Ballysillan Youth for Christ in our area and I for one am extremely grateful for everything you do for our kids and subsequently our area. I've said before what a novel way to spread such an important message. Super people doing a super job. Or as my young son calls them 'The Christians with the X-box' ",Lee Conville

From a family support worker who referred a 10 year old to the camp……

"Before Blue Houses involvement, he was not involved in any social activities and was very reluctant to do so. The family had limited funding and there were behavioral problems at home. Since being part of the Summer Football Camp, not only has he developed a real enthusiasm for the sport, he has also grown in self confidence and belief.

He has now joined his local football team, which involves training twice a week and a match on Saturday. From this, he is learning to work as team and to take the winning with the losing! He enjoys it so much that he will be bringing his younger brothers to join the club too! This has helped developed his social circle and ability to interact with others. It has had a grave impact on the family home as now he has learnt to re-focus his energy that was previously being used in a negative way. It has been amazing to see such a change in his life and how it can impact the family as a whole. A massive thank you to all involved."

Thanks to Peter for arranging another really good collection at FC United. We travelled up in the KitAid Tour Bus, (Kenny Lawrence’s van), and we had a great day. This was the fifth collection we have held with the club and it was evident that we are becoming well known with their fans.

We also had some players donating kit and other clubs ( Stalybridge Celtic and Grantham Town) also got involved by donating kit on the day. We received some good publicity and as FC United have a big twitter following our views for the week peaked at 10,500.

Thanks again to Peter and FC United and we really hope you get the promotion you deserve after missing out in the play off final for the last three seasons. Thanks also to Kenny and Rob Lawrence who drove us there and back, provided the van and fuel all free of charge.

A massive thank you to Dougy Allsop and the team from AFC Supporters Trust who collected nearly 4,000 items of kit for us from their season ticket campaign kit amnesty. This was a fantastic project and we have now built a really good link with the club and the Supporters Trust thanks to Dougy.

All of the kit arrived on Monday and the storeroom is now floor to ceiling with black bin bags full of shirts from all over Scotland. Some of us are heading north to visit AFC on 8 November when they play a game against Stenhousemuir, who we also have strong links with.

It’s not too late to join us if you fancy a weekend of footy, fun and no doubt a few liquid refreshments. Dougy worried me when he sent a text saying “bring your raincoat but leave your liver behind” There are some good photos on our twitter/blog sites of the shirts being sorted in Airdrie and we look forward to seeing pictures of them all being worn in Africa over the next few months.

Thanks to all involved and we look forward to continuing working with Dougy and his team in the future.

Recently we received a kind donation from one of the biggest clubs in the world Manchester United.  The red kit of United is recognised no matter where you are in the world and the recipients of this kit was the Nyumanzi Camp in North Uganda.

Please watch this short video to see how this kit was greatly received.