England football legend, John Barnes is visiting all Premier League clubs to collect signed shirts from Britain’s top flight as part of a five day UK wide Van-Dash in aid of charitable campaign Score Ethiopia – a partnership between Wash & Go shampoo and educational charity Link Ethiopia.
The shirts will be auctioned off to raise funds for water amenities, schools and football facilities in the Gondar region of Ethiopia through the Wash&Go Score Ethiopia Ebay auction.
John Barnes visited the town of Lalibela and experienced Ethiopia’s critical needs as well as the people’s passion to play football even in the face of adversity.
He said: "All over the world people play football with whatever they can get their hands on. A can, rolled up clothes or a milk carton make a ball. But rarely have I witnessed such passion for the ‘beautiful game’ as I did in Ethiopia. The sport brings communities together, promotes health and well being. However, Ethiopia is a beautiful yet very poor country. Wash & Go’s Score Ethiopia is looking to raise as much money as possible to deliver vital amenities and football facilities. A little money can make a lot of Ethiopian’s happy!"