At the September boxing up in Hatfield we passed the total number of boxes sent out for the whole of last year and so created another record. 

We have currently sent out 1,443 boxes beating last year's record total of 1,379 boxes.

Since 1998 we have now sorted and found a new home for 361,635 items of kit. 

That really is an impressive figure and a lot of smiles and happiness as a result of everyone's efforts.

Perhaps we should hold a sweepstake to guess the final figure for 2016.

Ikechi has helped us with promotions in the past and he is definitely a footballer with an interest in supporting good causes.

Last week he turned up without any prior notice to the Affinity Water Head Office, to donate some great kit. 

This included one of his current season WFC shirts signed by the entire squad, 3 pairs of his boots, a Scotland international training top and a pair of his playing gloves.

He took the trouble to find us and then kindly agreed to let us auction off the items to help us with our running costs.

He was transferred to Derby County on deadline day so these are all very collectible items for WFC fans.

These items are now available for you to bid on in our auction, so please help to promote it to anyone you may know who is a WFC or Scotland fan.


We are really pleased to soon be entering into our first official partnership with a Premier League team. 

We do get support from quite a few PL clubs, but this will the first long term partnership. 

It has come about thanks to the support of the Everton Heritage Society who promoted us to the club and to trustee Janet (Neville) who followed up with them in writing. 

We have a meeting next month to agree the launch and they are suggesting a kit amnesty collection at a game in November. 

More news to follow after the meeting on October 21 which I will attend with Janet.

We are also pleased to enter into a partnership with Stevenage which is long overdue as they are literally just up the road from our Hatfield base. 

We had a really good meeting with them earlier this month and will also launch the partnership at a game soon and then look to work on various projects to promote KitAid to their supporters. 


Aside from receiving lots of kit and holding boxing up sessions, we also attended the highly successful Watford FC Open Day where we received a lot of great kit and met supporters and players. 

We were helped by the ex WFC and Scotland international, Ikechi Anya, re-tweeting some of our requests for kit to his 60k followers. At one point we were also the main news story on the WFC site which all helped in encouraging Hornets fans to donate lots of kit. 

On a smaller scale, Ambassador Club Chesham Utd, also held a kit collection for us at an open evening, which filled my car twice over.  For those of you who follow us on FB you may also have seen that we promoted our friend Brendan Rendall, who achieved the incredible task of running 26 consecutive marathons in 27 days covering the whole length of Malawi.

He raised an incredible £37k to build a new science block at a school in Malawi. 

As this post was written he is about 7 days in to his latest venture of running from John O'groats to Lands End. 

Do look up his story as it is incredible.