Carl Frampton heading to Africa for charity work next week


Carl Frampton will fly to Africa next week for some charity work.

The Belfast featherweight is to head to the East African nation of Kenya alongside his wife Christine as ambassadors for the Trócaire Christmas Appeal.

This year’s campaign is titled ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’ and is aiming to raise over €1m

Frampton is currently enjoying some time off following his comeback win last week against Horacio Garcia at a packed-out SSE Odyssey Arena.

However, the two-weight world champion is not letting this time go to waste and will hope to raise the profile of the fund-raising campaign.

The Framptons will be in Kenya for four days, over which time they will visit poverty-stricken areas in the capital Nairobi as well as in the more rural hinterland.

Trócaire’s Christmas Appeal comes at a time when the region is at risk of devastating famine

The Irish charity described how “over 26 million people are facing malnutrition and the threat of famine across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia due to prolonged drought. Trócaire is currently reaching over 150,000 people across the East Africa region with emergency food, water, sanitation and healthcare.”

You can donate to Trócaire here.

‘The Jackal’ has always been heavily involved in charity work throughout his career, being both generous with his time and money, and supporting causes such as Oscar Knox and Rory Gallagher.

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Joe O'Neill

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