Entries by kitaid

Abseil for KitAid

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 […]

Boxing Up!

If you have ever wondered how a boxing up session works, or how we transport so much kit across the world, then take a look at our fantastic new film clip. We would like to thank Middlesex University for their help in making the film and we are sure you will agree, it is a […]

From the Trent to Tanzania

One of our most unusual sources of footballs is from our friend Terry Oliver who is a very keen kayaker. Terry regularly finds balls floating on the river Trent that have probably caused the owner much distress when they see their prized football floating away from them. Little do they know that Terry carefully scoops […]

Merry Christmas from KitAid!

Happy Christmas from all at KitAid, below is a list of some of our 2013 highlights!  25,400 items of kit sent all across the World in 2013 (at no expense to KitAid) 725 footballs, sets of goalposts, goal nets and 1,000+ Match Attax cards also delivered We have now sent out 220,000 items of kit […]

Evo-Stik NPL Easter KitAid amnesty

It starts today! Hopefully with the national radio coverage and the good PR we have been given by Dave Watters from the league we should be receiving a load of kit from clubs all across the north of England. Once we know who has collected for us and how much, we will be in touch […]

The FA/Herts FA

I had an excellent meeting earlier this week with Darren Bernstein from The FA and Nick Perchard from our charity partner, The Herts FA. The meeting was to design a plan for KitAid and The RAF charity, Taking football to Africa, to receive surplus Umbro branded training kit from the 50 County FA’s across the […]

Ballysillan Belfast Trip

As you know, we have sponsored the fantastic Ballysillan football camp again this year and for the last 4 years I have travelled over to Belfast for the final Friday and made a weekend trip of it. If we do the same again this year it will be on 18/19/20 July. Even though I have […]

15th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

I am deighted (and relieved!) to have secured the £8k sponsorship we needed to go ahead with the black tie 15th Anniversary dinner on Thursday 17 October. Thanks to Affinity Water, Mouchel, Homeserve and DST Global Solutions who all agreed to be joint sponsors. We can now start on the hard work of pulling the […]

Fantastic Feedback

We always ask for feedback from the charities we partner with and in most cases we receive it. Sometimes we receive an email or letter which really stands out and makes you realise the power of what we do. The following did exatly that and the fact that our shirts have probably allowed 2 boys […]

KitAid Grants for small charities

We have been holding some funds as "ringfenced" for special projects and this week we were able to let the charity partners know they had been chosen. We decided to make the grants to small charities we know who can make the money go a long way and they will use it for projects which […]