*Eimear Kelly. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Clare Senior Camogie star Eimear Kelly is among 50 inter-county players that flew out to Kenya on Friday as part of the Plant the Planet Games fundraiser.
The initiative orchestrated by former Galway dual play Alan Kerins in association with Self Help Africa and the GPA aims to highlight the impact of climate change and raise sufficient funds to plant one million trees in Africa.
Each player participating in the games has committed to raising €10,000. The funds raised will go to Self Help Africa to support the planting of trees, essential not only to combating the increasing impact of climate change but also as a way of providing sustainable income for local communities.
Truagh/Clonlara forward Eimear is joined by fellow Banner players Podge Collins and Dean Ryan who will participate in a first ever inter-county match in Kenya.
In addition to the games, the players will also take part in a series of cultural events to highlight the work being done by charities such as Self Help Africa and Brighter Communities Worldwide in the country.
To donate to Eimear’s fund, check out her social media accounts or go directly to www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/EimearKelly1