We have been offered some press photos from the 1970’s by a retired freelance Fleet Street photographer.

He has the copyright and has hundreds of photos of the top name players.

I have given him a list of the big names (Best, Moore, Charlton, Keegan,etc) and we are waiting to see what comes back.

We will then frame them and hold an auction to raise funds for KitAid. If you know of anyone who might be interested in any particular player let me know and I will ask.

We are hoping to raise upwards of £50 per photo.

February's boxing up saw us pack an amazing 135 boxes in just under 3 hours.

The sessions are getting faster as we are getting more and more helpers at each session, which is great. Gone are the days when we used to say if we didn’t get 10 people we would have to cancel the session, we now get a regular 25+.

So far in 2015 we have already sent out 358 boxes of kit and this now brings the grand total of items of kit donated since 1998 to a massive 275,045.

It was only a few months ago we were celebrating the 250k milestone!


We really couldn’t survive without everyone’s support and we are very grateful for it. Please keep doing what you are doing!

You may recall we have entered into an unofficial partnership with Adventure Kicks, who run trips to Africa (and Mongolia). They are planning a trip to Namibia for February 2016 and would like to make it a KitAid supporters trip for a group of 15+ of our people.

If anyone is interested could you please email Martin Myers at martin@adventurekicks.com and he will be able to give you the very latest news.

For those of you who don’t fancy such a long journey we will soon be taking names for the annual Ballysillan Belfast visit for next July (23,24,25th).

I know we have already had some interest so let me know if you are interested as we will need to make arrangements in March.

The power of twitter showed its worth to us once again as our stories were re-tweeted to thousands of followers.

The FC United story is a good one as at our last collection one of their players made the effort to come and talk to us after the game and donated a few pairs of his boots.

We got great pictures of them being handed over in the Gambia and Zimbabwe and he commented that it had made his day and how great it was to see a charity making a difference. Reading also re-tweeted a picture of their kit being used in the Gambia and one of their players started to follow us (Jem Karacan).

Twitter really does work, even if you don’t want to tweet, you can still follow us and see all of the latest news at www.twitter.com/kitaid