Taylor Wimpey Kicks Off the Football Season with KitAid Appeal

Date: Monday 08 August 2011

Taylor Wimpey is celebrating the start of the new football season by encouraging people across the UK to donate their unwanted football kits to KitAid, a charity that helps underprivileged children and adults in over 30 countries across the world.

Football fans are being invited to drop off their old football shirts, shorts, boots, goalie gloves and shin pads at the housebuilder’s marketing suites on site where they will be packaged up by the Taylor Wimpey team and sent on to KitAid.

Kevin Belsham, national sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “Whether you’re an armchair footy fan or play yourself for a local team, the start of the new season often means purchasing new kit. We’re taking this opportunity to appeal to local people to consider donating their old kit to a really worthy cause. Simply give it a wash and drop it off at one of our developments and we’ll do the rest.”

KitAid is a registered charity which 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 Taylor Wimpey is working with us to give our campaign a real boost at the start of the new football season. We see first hand the difference that these donations can make to young people in some of the poorest parts of the world and would like to thank people in advance for getting involved.”