Special thanks

 KitAid would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support

An extra special thanks go to the late Graham Taylor OBE, who was our Patron for over a decade. Our founder Derrick Williams MBE, writes a fitting tribute in honour of his dedication to KitAid.

In working in some of the most under-privileged countries around the world, The Football Association is no stranger to seeing the impact the donation of something as simple as a shirt or a pair of shorts can make. KitAid has brought an enormous amount of pleasure and enjoyment to young and old alike through the gift of football kit, and has shared the spirit of British clubs and the England team with communities in all corners of the globe. We are proud to be associated with KitAid and wish them all the best in their endeavours for the years to come.

Jane Bateman, Head of International Relations, The Football Association

I’m immensely proud to be KitAid’s Patron. Not only has the organisation gone from strength to strength over the last decade, the willingness of football clubs at all levels to have kit collection days, shows that football as a whole does indeed have a caring side. To see the photographs - of children in particular - from some of the poorest countries in the world, receiving and wearing the kit that has been sent to them is just reward indeed for the fabulous work that KitAid does. Long may it continue! Many thanks to all those individuals, clubs and partners who not only donate kit, but help make sure we get them to the right destinations. KitAid Annual Review - 2009 - Excellent, a really good read and proud to be Patron.

Graham Taylor O.B.E and Patron of KitAid