FOOTBALL fans are being urged to take their unwanted football kit to Frickley Athletic FC over the Easter weekend.
The Blues, and the Evo-Stik Premier League, are in partnership with KitAid, a charity that helps underprivileged children and adults in over 30 countries across the world.
And fans are being encouraged to take unwanted football kit - including, shirts, shorts, boots and shin pads - to Frickley’s Tech5 Stadium when the Blues host Worksop Town on Easter Monday.
All donated kit will then be packaged up by the Evo-Stik League and sent to KitAid.
Alan Allcock, operations manager for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, said: “As a League, we know only too well the importance of giving young people and adults opportunities through sport so we’re taking this opportunity to appeal to local people to consider donating their old kit to a really worthy cause. Just give it a wash and drop it off at Frickley Athletic 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, which has Graham Taylor OBE as its patron, has sent out over 150,000 kits to children and adults worldwide.
As well as the Easter Monday game, Frickley will be accepting kit donations until the end of the current season.
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