140731-kitaid-16x9286-1795189If you’re like us then the sheer number of charitable ventures out there doing outstanding work for those in need can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Each are deserving of our time, help and money but alas there is only a little to give.
If you’re like us you donate a tenner to Comic relief once a year, buy the occasional Big Issue and feel like you’re at least doing your bit.

Yet every so often a cause comes along that so strongly connects with your sensibilities that you want to do more than simply pledge a banknote. You want to get involved.
Ladies and gentlemen we are all football people here so may I kindly direct you to the KitAid website.

KitAid is a charity that recycles your once loved football kit and distributes them to underprivileged children around the world.
Originally set up by Derrick Williams MBE – who was amazed by the reaction his Watford shirt was receiving from Tanzanian children on a WaterAid trip in 1998 – they are a small organisation that has sent out hundreds of thousands of shirts to the poor across the globe. They’ve sent out equipment too meaning bare-footed kids with very little can play a sport that unites each and every one of us.

Donations can be made here and all of course would be gratefully welcomed but please read the text highlighted in yellow before you do so. What really makes a difference however are drives, held at schools, workplaces or even your local club.

Want to get involved? Why not start by following KitAid on Twitter scrolling down their timeline and get inspired. It’s a wonderful charity and you are wonderful readers so – if you’ll excuse the pun – it’s the perfect fit.