Lindsay, our services director is a volunteer Regional Coordinator for KitAid, a charity that recycles your once loved football kit and distributes it to underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries.
A football shirt, full kit or boots can help KitAid partner charities to engage with the communities they work in to deliver their projects. Projects can include education, social inclusion, crime prevention, drug/alcohol misuse, protecting endangered chimpanzees from poachers and preventing gun related gang murders.
KitAid have recently released their Annual Review for 2020 and is available to download below. This year the review is full of positive news stories and details of projects that KitAid continue to support during the pandemic. It is incredible to think that despite months of lockdown, KitAid continue to manage to send over 74,000 items.
Our favourite story is the story of a group of Malawi orphans who KitAid first engaged with in 2019. The group have joined to form a team and have had a run of success winning the Football Bonanza trophy by beating every team and not conceding a single goal throughout the tournament.
Continue reading the annual review below.