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Monday, 22 September 2014

FC United Of Manchester kit collection

Thank you to FC United of Manchester and their fans for their great support on Saturday.  We collected a van load of kit, including donations from Grantham Town and Stalybridge Celtic.  Many thanks to the fans and players who donated so much kit which will soon be on its way to Africa.


Good luck for the rest of the season and many congratulations on your new home in Moston which we look forward to visiting next season.
 

 
 
 


 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Airdrieonians FC

Congratulations to the AFC supporters trust for collecting an amazing 4000 items of kit.  We really appreciate such a large amount of kit collected within such a short space of time and we look forward to coming up and meeting everyone on the 8th November.  Please see the photos below for all the kit collected.



FC United Of Manchester

Many thanks to FC United Of Manchester for holding a kit amnesty day for us.  We look forward to attending the game on September 20th at Stalybridge Celtic.  Good luck for the rest of the season and we hope you gain promotion.



Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Nyumanzi camp, North Uganda

Recently we received a kind donation from one of the biggest clubs in the world Manchester United.  The red kit of United is recognised no matter where you are in the world and the recipients of this kit was the Nyumanzi Camp in North Uganda.

Please watch the short video below to see how this kit was greatly received.

http://youtu.be/83mew6G3HH0

Friday, 8 August 2014

Sir Tom Finney memorial shirts

We were very honoured to be chosen by Preston North End and Sir Tom’s family to receive all of the shirts which were left at Deepdale in his memory. The club arranged for all of the shirts to be laundered and they are due to be collected soon, in time for our next sorting and boxing session on 27 September.  It is a fitting tribute that Sir Tom’s shirts will bring joy to so many people who love the beautiful game.  

Thursday, 7 August 2014

From Carrington to Northern Uganda

We were very fortunate to receive a donation of fantastic training kit from Manchester United recently from their training complex at Carrignton.  Some of the kit has now found its way to a massive refugee camp in Northern Uganda which houses 100,000 displaced people who have fled South Sudan.

The kit was taken out for us by the Watford based charity, Eagles Wings and it was delivered by their founder, Bruce Oliver.  He explained that many of the people have no possessions and there is nothing to do for the thousands of young people.  The kits are now being used as part of a football project where teams wear it in inter zone matches and play tournaments.
 
As we say, it really is more than just a shirt as it brings hope where little exists.  Thanks to the kit managers at Carrington who kindly sorted and helped get it to us.
 

 

Watford FC Open Day

We had a great time at the WFC Open Day and really appreciate the support from the club.  We received a lot of shirts on the day, mainly Hornets ones, as well as some great training kit from the club.  We also met a lot of fans and explained how we work and who we are.  A lot already knew of us which is encouraging and the retweets by the club certainly helped with this.

Many thanks to all of the fans who donated shirts and to Alex Ashby who is one of the main organisers.  Good luck for the new season, COYH.