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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

KitAid celebrates 15th Anniversary in style

KitAid celebrated 15 years of success with a truly memorable black tie event at the Watford Hilton hotel in the presence of Patron, Graham Taylor and 200 guests.

The event was a combination of after dinner speeches, live music, an auction and a fantastic demonstration of freestyle football from Guinness World Champion, Dan Magness.  Graham Taylor gave a brilliant speech on what KitAid means to him and he officially retired from playing football on the night by handing over his last two pairs of football boots.  One pair was later auctioned for £370 and the other pair will soon be on their way to Kampala to Stegota FC. Young opera singer Jess Bergman performed 4 beautiful songs, KitAid launched a new dvd of their project work in Lesotho, Peter Thompson spoke passionately about another project KitAid supports in his native Belfast and Derrick Williams, KitAid founder, spoke about the power of partnerships and his personal highlights.

In 15 years KitAid has sent out 205,000 items of kit to 58 different countries, and amazingly 135,000 items have been sent out within the last 5 years.  The evening was a huge success and all 200 guests had a fantastic night and can’t wait for the 20th Anniversary in 2018!



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