Football shirts sent to Africa
NEEDY children and families in some of the poorest areas in South Africa have been given dozens of football shirts by city residents.
City folk donated a total of 79 shirts to a special ‘Dig Out, Drop Off, Donate’ amnesty run by petrol company Jet.
The shirts collected at Woodgrange Service Station, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, will now be packaged up and sent to South Africa to be distributed to children and adults through a network of volunteers and projects run by charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
Michael O’Connor, forecourt manager, said: “We have been so impressed by the generosity of our customers in supporting this very worthy initiative.
“The donated shirts are a real mix of sizes and teams, which is great as we know that every single one will be gratefully received when they reach their end destination in South Africa.
“It’s encouraging to see our own local community get behind an initiative that will make a real difference to other local communities thousands of miles away.”
VSO is a leading charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.