Last year, the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League announced its partnership with KitAid for the 2011/12 season, a charity that helps underprivileged children and adults in over 30 countries across the world.
As part of the partnership, fans are being invited to bring along their old football shirts, shorts, boots, goalkeeper gloves and shin pads to Leek Town during their home game with New Mills on Monday 9th April.
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, comments: “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 Leek Town 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.
Derrick Williams MBE, KitAid’s founder, commented: “We’re delighted that the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League is working with us to give our campaign a boost and with such a strong fan base, I am sure plenty of kit will be donated. We see firsthand the difference that these donations can make to young people in some of the poorest parts of the world and would like to thank the people of the Staffordshire Moorlands in advance for getting involved.”
Leek Town will also be accepting donations until the end of the 2011/12 season. Any kit can be dropped in at the club shop.