Appeal to give up your unwanted football kits

DONATE your unwanted football kits to a good cause.

That’s the message for football fans in the Daventry area.

The Evo-Stik League Southern has announced their partnership with KitAid, a charity that helps underprivileged children and adults in more than 30 countries across the world.

The campaign is encouraging people in the Daventry area to donate unwanted football kits now.

Football fans are being invited to drop off their old football shirts, shorts, boots, goal keeper gloves and shin pads at their local club where they will be packaged up by the Evo-Stik League and sent to KitAid.

Daventry Town and Woodford United will be accepting donations until the end of the 2011-12 season.

Ken Turner, league chairman, said: “As a league, we know only too well the importance of giving young people and adults opportunities through sport so we’re appealing to local people to consider donating their old kit to a really worthy cause.

“Just give it a wash and drop it off at Daventry Town or Woodford United and we’ll do the rest.”

KitAid is a registered charity that collects and sends unwanted football kit to children and adults who love football but live in some of the poorest parts of the world.

The charity has sent more than 150,000 kits to children and adults worldwide.

Derrick Williams, KitAid’s founder, said: “We’re delighted that the Evo-Stik League Southern is working with us to give our campaign a boost and with such a strong fan base, I am sure plenty of kit will be donated.

“We see first hand the difference that these donations can make to young people in some of the poorest parts of the world and would like to thank the people of the Daventry area in advance for getting involved.”