Saturday, March 15, 2008

Give your old football kit for charity at match

By Staff Reporter

FOOTBALL fans are being asked to do their bit for charity on Saturday by clearing out their cupboards and donating old kits to charity.

Staff and volunteers at Bury-based football club FC United of Manchester will be collecting football shirts, shorts and socks at Gigg Lane between 1pm and 3pm before the reds play Newcastle Blue Star.

All kits collected will be sent to children and adults from some of the poorest parts of the world.

Team manager Karl Marginson and first-team goalkeeper Sam Ashton, who used to play for Bolton Wanderers, have got behind the campaign, as has FC's general manager Andy Walsh.

Mr Walsh said: "In 2006, our supporters donated more than 300 shirts to KitAid and we want to do even better this time around.

"We are appealing to our supporters to clear out their cupboards and donate any clean unwanted football kit, including shirts, shorts and socks to the appeal."

Friday 14th March 2008