Football-mad kids kitted out by Hatters

Luton Town. Kenya kits. wk 25.
Luton Town. Kenya kits. wk 25.

THE future is a little brighter for a group of football-mad youngsters in a poverty-stricken African village thanks to a kit donation from Luton Town Football Club.

The Hatters sent a bunch of bright orange shirts to a Northern Kenyan village via the KitAid charity.

And our picture shows the youngsters proudly sporting their new Hatters’ colours.

Luton Town public engagement officer Matthew Parsfield said: “Donating old clothes to charity is something many people do from time to time and when you have a set of matching sports kit then this is an extra-useful resource for a team who otherwise can’t afford a uniform.

“We were therefore delighted to donate this old strip to KitAid, and you can see from the smiles in the photograph that these young players in Kenya will really value their Hatters kit.”

The kit was sent out to Kitabisi after it was presented to KitAid via a church in Hemel Hempstead.

A congregation member noticed that a lot of shirts had been donated by Watford fans and wanted to redress the balance by making sure the Hatters had a presence as well.

KitAid was launched in 1998 by Derrick Williams from Veolia Water after a visit to a WaterAid project in Tanzania.

Since then more than 150,000 items of kit have been donated to football mad youngsters in the developing world.

To find out more about KitAid log onto www.kitaid.blogspot.com or www.veoliawater.co.uk/kitaid.