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Free Kicks calls on footballers to donate their kit for charity

The Free Kicks Foundation, a Peterborough charity that makes it possible for disadvantaged young people to get a great football experience, is appealing for help with its Donate Your Kits fundraiser.
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The Free Kicks Foundation provides football experiences for disadvantaged children and young people (Photo: Free Kicks Foundation)

Due to the cancellation of planned fundraisers because of the coronavirus outbreak, Free Kicks Foundation predicts it will be around £20,000 down on its fundraising target for 2020. This money goes toward providing football experiences for disadvantaged children and young adults all across the country, allowing over 1,000 young people to attend matches and meet their favourite teams since the charity launched in 2007.

The Donate Your Kits fundraiser is one way the charity has decided to try to raise money while also staying safe.

Free Kicks Foundation is asking footballers to dig out some of their old kit, boots or memorabilia, sign it, and then donate it to the charity for auction over the next few months. 

Peterborough United's first team coach, Aaron Mclean, was the first to sign up but, according to a tweet on the FreeKicks Twitter account, the charity has also received donations from George Boyd, Patrick Bamford, Neville Southall, Jack Baldwin and Michael Doughty.

The founder of the Free Kicks Foundation, Steve Thorpe, has said that there's also a money can't buy item donated by a Posh legend, which will be revealed closer to the time of the auction.

If they're not already, reach out to your favourite players on social media to try and get them involved!