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Thursday, 6 May 2010


KitAid joins forces with RAF Shawbury and the 'Taking Football to Africa and beyond' to send football kits to Kenya.

The appeal, which is run by the Station Community Relations Officer, Squadron Leader Neil Hope, collects football shirts and school uniforms from donors across the country and re-distributes them to the needy worldwide.

Neil will be joined by on his trip to Kenya by Sally Howe and Derrick Williams, Trustee and Founder of  KitAid and Mark Robson from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation; Dave Queen from Thomas Adams School in Wem, who looks after the school link with Miriu school in Kenya and Senior Aircraftsmen Ben Burton, who assists Neil with the appeal.

Many of the football shirts already in Kenya were from the donation through the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation of Newcastle United shirts left at St James Park to commemorate the life of Sir Bobby Robson, Mark's father. To date the appeal has now delivered 24,500 items, including 12,089 shirts to 27 countries worldwide. Donations are continuing to arrive at RAF Shawbury.

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