The shirts that were exchanged during our Shirt Amnesty back in April are now on their way to Africa.
Town announced a shirt amnesty for fans of the “big six” teams involved in the controversial breakaway European Super League, and the take-up was phenomenal.
The shirt amnesty was for anyone wanting to give up their replicas from the six English clubs involved, with some taking up the option to trade theirs in for a Town shirt.
Town director and Mariners Trust Chair, Kristine Green, explains. “It was an absolutely incredible response. When I had the idea I expected around a dozen or so to be dropped in. Over the course of a week and a half, we ended up with nearly 250 shirts being dropped off to us.
“We now have three different guys that are coming to collect the shirts
“The shirts are now going to go out to different projects around Africa.”
Sydney Mukuya (pictured with Kristine and Town Chief Executive Debbie Cook) works for the NHS and also does voluntary work out in Africa. After collected some of the shirts, he said: “l have no words to express how grateful l am for the donations you have given me. I am forever grateful and just that you know that what you have done is such a noble gesture. On behalf of the kids all the way from Africa, we say Thank You.”