Sheffield charity want your replica football shirts

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SHEFFIELD charity Afrikit is asking football fans to give a new lease of life to an old shirt by donating it to someone less fortunate.

The project’s aim is to gather replica football shirts and send them to some of the poorest parts of Africa.

“The inspiration for Afrikit came from a close friend of ours who recently visited a desperately poor village in rural Kenya,” said one of the charity’s founders, Jack Hands.

“He couldn’t believe their obsession with the beautiful game.

“He arrived wearing a Manchester United shirt and was immediately surrounded by local kids and adults in the village. However, despite their great knowledge and interest in the game, he noticed that very few kids owned football shirts of their own.”

According to the charity, 18 out of the 20 clubs in the English Premier League have had a new home kit each season for the past three years.

So whether your shirt is hanging in the wardrobe gathering dust or if you have got one to spare - the charity quite literally want the shirt off your back.

Click on the following link to find out more about how to donate: