Chadwell Heath rapper Rychus Ryter turns his talents to football with charity tournament
A Chadwell Heath rapper has turned his talents to football to raise money for children in UK hospitals and in Africa.
22-year-old Jonathan Kabamba aka Rychus Ryter, a former Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award winner, brought together more than 100 footballers to help his Righteous Impact cause on Saturday.
The non-profit organisation supports children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rychus was born.
Youth players from Premiership clubs Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, semi-pro footballers and amateurs took part in a knock-out tournament at West Ham United’s community ground in Beckton.
Rychus said: “The West Ham coaches all stayed to help out and they were amazed by the numbers. They are up for doing another one. People said ‘do it next week’.”
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Through entry fees, �500 was raised for the charity.
It helps fund clothing and education in the Congo and makes gift donations to hospitals in the UK.
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The winning team was led by captain Getro Kilopi.