Charity wants fans' unwanted footy kit

By Tim Clarke Wednesday 23 January 2013 Updated: 24/01 13:48

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FOOTY fans are being urged to donate their unwanted kit to a charity which is using the beautiful game to bring hope to some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

Kits4Causes is hoping Worcester City FC supporters will help it net a bumper load of football shirts and other kit when it holds a collection at the club's next two home games this Saturday and on February 2.

Fans can donate everything from shirts, shorts and socks to training gear, bibs, cones and balls by leaving them in a giant container outside the club shop at St George's Lane during each matchday.

Since 2009 Kits4Causes has collected 16,000 football shirts which have been used to support charities working with poor and disadvantaged youngsters across the globe.

Chris Grindley, who runs the charity, said the kit would be going to children who had nothing.

"The shirts are used in a huge variety of ways including encouraging children to stay in school, or to get kids to agree to be tested for HIV and Aids,"

"For us it's just a football shirt lying at the bottom of a wardrobe but to some kids it will be the only possession they have and it will mean the world to them."

People can leave their kit in the container outside the club shop during the next two home games and a bucket collection will also be taken during the February 2 game which will be split between Kits4Causes and Worcester City FC.

For more information on Kits4Causes and how to support the charity visit www.kits4causes.org

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