SOS Kit Aid


Officials and players of Clifton RFC from Bristol have made a superb donation of kit to LV= SOS Kit Aid. The region’s rugby clubs have been working with Kit Aid for the past two seasons to make sure that kit, which would otherwise be discarded, goes to help developing rugby clubs in the world’s more disadvantaged areas.

The brilliant kit donation, which consisted of at least 100 rugby shirts, was a fantastic effort by all involved at the club in Bristol, one which LV= SOS Kit AId and many underprivileged youngsters in the UK and overseas are very grateful for. 

LV= SOS Kit Aid would like to extend a special thank you to Jamie Farrell for organising the kit collection at Clifton RFC and the warm welcome they gave to LV= SOS Kit Aid Ambassador Gareth Chilcott (Former Bath and England Rugby Player).

A spokesman for LV= SOS Kit Aid said, "it's a win-win situation. Nobody in the UK wants the kit, so we help collect it because it is so badly needed by youngsters in developing rugby nations. Plus it helps to protect our environment, if we don't throw away badly needed kit into scarce UK landfill sites."

A Clifton RFC spokesman added, "Clifton Rugby have known of Kit Aids' work for some time and we're keen to get involved. We are committed to a long partnership and hope lots of other rugby and cricket clubs will follow our lead."

Clifton RFC Chairman, Steve White, went on to say, "Clifton hope this will be just the beginning of a long partnership with LV= SOS Kit Aid. We also hope to be able to engage many of our local businesses and schools that are already involved with our senior and junior rugby sections, to encourage them to promote numerous 'kit drives' which will support the great work this charity undertakes."

It is also great to hear that Clifton RFC are now thinking of new ideas to help donate even more kit later in the season.

Pictured below from left to right are Jamie Farrell (Clifton RFC), Richard Westaway (South West Director SOS), Gareth Chilcott (SOS Ambassador), Matt Salter (Head Coach – Clifton RFC), Darren Lloyd (Director of Rugby Clifton RFC) and Paul Stevens (Clifton RFC Press Officer)

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