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Witton Albion to collect unwanted football gear for KitAid charity
WITTON Albion is calling on supporters to get down to its Help for Heroes Stadium tomorrow, Monday, and donate their unwanted football kit to charity.
Last year, the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League announced its partnership for the current campaign with KitAid, a charity that helps underprivileged children and adults in more than 30 countries across the world.
As part of the partnership, fans are invited to bring along their old football shirts, shorts, boots, goalkeeper gloves and shin pads to the Northwich club ahead of their home game against Warrington Town, kick off 7.45pm.
“As a league we know only too well the importance of giving young people and adults opportunities through sport so we’re taking this chance to ask local people to help a really worthy cause,” said Alan Allcock, league operations manager.
“Just give it a wash and drop it off at the ground. We’ll do the rest.”
KitAid collects and sends the strips to children and adults who love football, but live in some of the poorest parts of the world.
The charity, which has Graham Taylor OBE as its patron, has so far posted 150,000 kits across the globe.
“We’re delighted to have the Northern Premier League working with us to give our campaign a boost,” said KitAid founder Derrick Williams.
“With such a strong fan base, I’m sure plenty of kit will be donated.
Witton will accept contributions until the end of the season.
For further details, call 01606 43008.