Shopping centre appeals to visitors after taking on football kit campaign

Shoppers in Hull are being asked to help donate their used sports kits that have been replaced by new ones over the Christmas period, as part of a campaign to help disadvantaged children in Kenya.

Prospect Centre is hosting the Kits for Kenya campaign from December 30th until January 16th, and is appealing to shoppers, schools and community groups to help with donations of football kits and equipment that will be deposited at the shopping centre before being distributed to young people in Kenya.

The campaign, which was originally hosted by Hull City and is funded by Kenyan-based company SportPesa, will be running during the January sales, and Prospect Centre’s Centre Manager Lee Appleton believes it is the perfect time for people to donate their unwanted kits.

He said: “After Christmas is over we often find that we have items of clothing that are old and unwanted and have been replaced by new ones we receive as gifts. Particularly for children, football kits and boots are a popular gift and they can find that they have no use for last season’s kit anymore.

“The Kits for Kenya campaign is an excellent opportunity for people to put their unwanted kit to good use and support a great cause. We’ll be collecting donations from a deposit box inside the shopping centre until January 16th, so anything people can provide after Christmas will be gratefully received.”

Supporters of the campaign can donate any unwanted football equipment, including kits, boots and shin pads or any other football related items.

All donations will go towards helping young Kenyan footballers at grassroots level and supporting the sporting talents of its poorest communities.