On a truly positive note, we had a call from a Registrar based at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool as he wanted to take out some kit to a hospital he volunteers at in Malawi.

Local KitAid contacts Janet and Vin passed on a number of Liverpool and Everton shirts and we recently received some lovely photos of kids wearing them soon after their operations.  We've posted a few on twitter and they are really moving. As we say, it really is “More than just a shirt”

Happy Easter to you all and as we always say, thank you for your support which is what makes KitAid the fantastic charity it is. 

Eniola contacted us recently as she wanted to donate her old kit to a worthy charity. 

She was recommended KitAid and I explained how we operate, which then resulted in the kit donation.

She is a very impressive person, a player for Chelsea, England, Team GB as well as being a qualified Sports Lawyer. 

Her brother plays for Hull City and her Father was an MP in Nigeria.

I am pleased to have ladies players on board as we do support a lot of girls/ladies projects. 

We also had Jordan Nobbs who plays for Arsenal, England and TGB attend a boxing up session last year.

Derrick has lucky enough to do a couple of radio interviews recently, so all of Beds, Bucks and Herts are now aware of us.  Well…those who listen in to Sunday night and lunch time local radio!  

The Sunday night DJ (Nesta MacGregor) was great and he was really enthusiastic as he supported Arsenal and grew up in Jamaica.  He is a Radio 1 Extra DJ and he recommended us to appear on the lunch time show as he wanted us to get more publicity. 

It all helps to spread the KitAid message and you never know who might be listening in.  Fingers crossed something good will come from it.

One of our Trustees,Julia has been persevering and after almost giving up, the PR machine at MUFC emailed out of the blue to say that they would print a story about KitAid and the kit Julia took out to Lesotho in a match day programme.

Suddenly one night last week, without any notice, our twitter site lit up, and in the space of a few hours we received hundreds of retweets and favourites. The current figure has topped 1,000.

They then put the story on to their Facebook page and in the space of a few days we received 111,000 likes.

There were comments from all over the world and we now have the Beirut branch of the MUFC supporters club following us on twitter.

If you haven’t seen the story then take a look at either our twitter page or the fb KitAid Charity page. This really demonstrate the global branding of the big clubs and the power of social media.