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Thursday, 18 August 2011


FC United of Manchester has become an KitAid's second Ambassador Club.

KitAid has been working with FC United for six years and it was a natural step for the club to become a fully signed up support of the charity.

Derrick Williams KitAid's Founder said: “I have been thinking of setting this scheme up for a while now as it is a good way to recognise the support we receive from many clubs all across the UK.

“I did think of approaching individual footballers to become ambassadors, in the same way that people like Madonna or Robbie Williams are ambassadors for the very big charities, but I thought it was better to link with individual clubs and it is a novel idea.

“Clubs like FC United of Manchester have been fantastic in the support they have given us over the years and this is a nice way of keeping the partnership working.”

Lindsey Howard, secretary of FC United, said: “We are very pleased to have been invited to join the Ambassador Club scheme and as a community based club it fits in really well with the way we work.

“We have supported KitAid for some time now through various activities such as kit collections, match ball sponsorship and the sponsorship of former keeper Sam Ashton’s kit. We know that our supporters are behind the project as well, as they have donated a lot of shirts at the collection days we have held. I am sure the idea will catch on with a lot of different clubs all across the country.”

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