Did you know? We recycle around 15 tonnes of unwanted sports equipment per year saving it from the bin or landfill and instead finding it a new home in a different continent.
Thanks very much to all of the helpers who boxed up kit in Hatfield today - it was great to see some new faces.
This time last week we only had five helpers so it was great that you all came to the rescue and it turned out to be a really busy session.
I was loading the van so I lost track of the final total boxed up, but it must have been close to 80.
Altogether 43 boxes left to go to Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe and this has increased the total we have sent so far this year to 524 boxes (18,300 items of kit).
Following last year's successful support of KitAid, Taylor Wimpey Homes are backing us for a second season. Last year their trialed collections in three of their regions and this year their collecting kit at 200 of their new developments up and down the country.
We really appreciate their support.
Peter Moulds has kindly arranged another kit collection at a match, which is scheduled for their game against Marine on Saturday 8 October 2011. We will be driving up on the day in a transit van, which we will hopefully fill and then drive back again that evening. This time the game is not at Gigg Lane, Bury, but at Stalybridge, which apparently is a scenic ground. I love the atmosphere at FC United games and now with our partnership with the Evo-Stik league, it should receive more publicity.
Come along to the match and support KitAid at the same time.