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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.


 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Airdrieonians FC

KitAid would like to say a massive thank you to the club and the Supporters Trust for the fantastic achievement of collecting 4,000 items of kit as part of their brilliant season ticket campaign.

On Saturday 8 November a group of KitAid Trustees and supporters visited the club for their 6 pointer game against Stenhousemuir.  Derrick Williams gave a thank you speech to a packed audience and was able to present certificates to a number of the people who had played a leading role in the kit collection. Special thanks were given to Dougy Allsop who spearheaded the whole campaign and rallied the club and the town to get behind it so well.

Also on the day, Airdrieonians FC were officially recognised as the 7th KitAid Ambassador Club to recognise their fantastic support.  We look forward to a long partnership with the club and their supporters.
 

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bright Stars Girls Soccer Academy

At KitAid we love to see where donated kit ends up, we recently received photos of the Bright Stars Girls Soccer Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe.  Please see photos below of the team before an important match wearing kit donated by Arsenal ladies.  They're a very successful team and have won their league the past 3 seasons, we wish them all the best for their forthcoming fixtures.

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