We have recently received this great picture showing Watford FC kit in Wamba, northern Kenya.

The kit was taken out by Clare Muir from the Swan Youth Centre in Berkhamsted along with a group of students from Ashlyn’s School. Kit was also handed out to some girls school teams as well as three other schools. A game was arranged between Man Utd and Watford (Ashlyn’s students) and not surprisingly the reds won. Watford blamed the pitch and the heat!!

Well done to all and we look forward to supporting Clare again later this year.

We attended a volunteer fair last week at the UoH and once again it proved really useful in terms of signing up some more helpers and spreading the word. Thanks to Carly Benton for the invite and to the graduate trainees from Affinity Water who very kindly “manned” the stand for us. I am really keen to work with Universities, so if you do have any links that would be interested please pass them our way.

Finally, thank you to all of you out in the regions for your support and activities. There has been a lot happening recently where you have made some great contacts and collected a lot of kit for us. You really are the backbone of KitAid and we couldn’t carry on without your fantastic support.

Our friends from Stegota are desperately hoping to find a UK non league team who are more adventurous than most teams, to fund their own trip over to Kampala.

They will be treated like royalty, apart from during the matches which will be highly competitive, and have a fantastic experience to boot.

We have enlisted the help of Dave Watters, from the Evo-stik Northern Premier League, to help promote their appeal across all of the clubs in the league.

I know some of you already have links with certain clubs (Barrow, Bishops Stortford, Marine, FC United etc) so if you could mention it to them you never know, someone might be up for the challenge.

I know that some of you are already fans but last week we saw an example of how powerful it can really be. We had a fantastic photo of kids in Kenya wearing new Watford shirts which we tweeted and then WFC re-tweeted to their 27k followers.

Immediately the photo was being favourite, re-tweeted and we were getting new followers on our site. Within 90 minutes it had been re-tweeted 115 times, which for us is an incredible reaction and a great opportunity for all of those people to find out more about what we do.

To me it also shows the power of a good photo and the more we can get, the bigger the opportunities, especially with Premier League clubs. Watford will also be using the photo and an article in their next home programme, so a few more thousand will get to read about us.

If you are not a fan already, do take a look at our site www.twitter.com/kitaid as we use it almost daily for the latest news.

We have been offered a couple of pre-booked slots for 2 people to abseil down the very impressive Spinakker Tower in Portsmouth. Each slot has been pre-booked for Sunday 25 May at 13.00 and they cost £85 each. We have been offered them by a supporter of KitAid in the hope that we will find a couple of willing volunteers who may be able to raise some funds for us as well as having a great time themselves.

If you or you know of anyone that is up for the challenge, please ask them to email ian.hankin@affinitywater.co.uk and he will pass all of the details on. We appreciate it is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you are afraid on heights, but please do try and persuade someone to rise (or descend!) to the challenge for us.