“More than a shirt, feeding a passion for life”

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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Malawi Hospital

We recently received a request from Simon Graham, a registrar at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, for some kit.  We spoke and met up with Simon and became inspired by his work and the fact that he wanted shirts to take out to a hospital in Malawi to give to the children once they had undergone surgery. 

Our slogan of “It’s more than just a shirt” could not be closer to the truth and Simon has sent through some great photos of the children recuperating in their new Liverpool/Everton shirts.

A truly inspiring story, well done and thank you Simon

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

BBC Three Counties Radio

Derrick Williams was recently on BBC Three Counties Radio promoting the brilliant work KitAid do, a massive thank you to Nesta McGregor for having Derrick on the show!
If you would like to listen to the interview please see the link below.

Monday, 9 February 2015

When Derrick Williams met Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams attended Ashton gate recently to take in the Bristol City v Fleetwood Town game.  The reason behind Derrick's visit was the brilliant work Bristol Sport had done in collecting 600 plus shirts since the start of the season.

A presentation was made to Derrick by his very own namesake Bristol City defender Derrick Williams.  It's great to be involved with a new club and everyone at KitAid wishes Bristol City all the best with the rest of the season and there push for promotion to the Championship.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Merry Christmas

2014 was another record breaking year as we packed 1,201 boxes and sent out 42,035 items of kit

We passed the quarter of a million milestone and have now sent out 262,035 items of kit since 1998

We made 4 small grants of £1,000 each for project work in Uganda and Lesotho

We sponsored the fantastic Ballysillan (Belfast) footy camp project once again.

We partnered with Airdrieonians Supporters Club Trust for a novel project which collected 4k items of kit.

We continued to receive kit from Barry Lenton at Marine FC who has now collected 11k+ items.

We strengthened our charity partnerships with Hertfordshire FA, Evo-stik Northern Premier league and the Spartan South Midland League

We continued to receive support from University of Herts and Middlesex University.

We received kit from many professional, semi professional and grass roots teams from all over the UK.

We increased the number of Ambassador Clubs to 7 (adding Stegota FC and Airdrieonians FC) and set up a new club twinning partnership.

We would like to thank our Patron, Graham Taylor OBE and all of our volunteers who have helped to make 2014 another record breaking year.

Monday, 1 December 2014

“There’s only one Graham Taylor”

Derrick Williams, was honoured to represent KitAid as a guest of Graham Taylor at Vicarage Road, on Saturday.

Watford FC made the decision to name one of the stands after Graham in recognition of the fantastic achievements during his reign as both manager and Chairman.  This was greeted by a massive chorus from all four stands of “there’s only one Graham Taylor” when he stepped on to the pitch surrounded by former players to officially rename the stand.

Derrick said he felt honoured and proud to see the Patron of KitAid receive the recognition from the club and the fans.  We are very fortunate to have Graham as our Patron and he is a true gentleman and a legend.


Friday, 28 November 2014

250'000 Celebration

At KitAid's most recent boxing up session we hit an unbelievable milestone of 250'000 items of kit sent around the world.  In order to celebrate this amazing achievement we filmed what a typical boxing up session looks like and a few words from charities and volunteers that make KitAid such a success. 

Please see the link below to access this video.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Record Breaking Boxing Up

Saturday 15 November 2014 will be remembered by KitAid for many years to come as it was the official boxing up session where we passed the major milestone of donating 250,000 items of kit since 1998. 

The boxing up team stopped to recognise this amazing figure with a specially made footy shirt cake and the session was also filmed for a You Tube story board. On the day we also sent out a new record of 142 boxes of kit and this has bought the total number of boxes for 2014 to a new record figure of 1,048.  The previous highest figure for a single year was 963 in 2010 and we still have a month to go!

Many thanks to everyone who supports us at boxing up sessions and to those who donate kit, we couldn’t do it without you.