SOS Kit Aid




The team in Scotland

Dougie Sloan - Regional Director (Scotland)

Dougie Sloan46 The Esplanade
Inver Clyde
PA16 7SD
Tel: 01475-732000(B) 07798-755221(M)



A very large kit donation was made by the Scottish Rugby Union to SOS Kit Aid. Pictured are, from left to right, Andy Thompson of SOS Kit Aid, Scotland's record points scorer Chris Paterson, Scott Yardley and his assistant who are kit managers for the SRU, and Dougie Sloan, Kit Aid's man in Scotland. Huge thanks to the SRU who have been amazing supporters of SOS Kit Aid. 

SRU Donation

Organised by Sarah Calder, a kit collection day was held at the Greenyards, Melrose, an event that was very well supported by the Borders Club and their members.

LV= SOS Kit Aid Scottish regional director, Dougie Sloan travelled down on the day and was lucky enough to go home with a van full of much needed kit. Sarah and the other ladies at the club also sold cakes and coffees on the day to raise funds for rucking shields that will be sent out with future kit deliveries.

Former Scotland and British Lions fly half, Craig Chalmers (Coach at Melrose RFC) has volunteered his support for LV= SOS Kit Aid and he hopes to increase the clubs support of the charity in the future.


A fantastic effort from the staff and pupils of Dollar Academy resulted in another huge collection of kit and equipment. Dollar Academy are great supporters of LV= SOS Kit Aid and we are delighted that a school like them continues to show such great enthusiasm for their kit collections.

Dollar academy

At a recent kit pick up at the High School of Glasgow, LV= SOS Kit Aid Scottish director Dougie Sloan was delighted to meet sixth year pupil Vika Anisimova.

Vika organised a kit collection program that was part of her Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, with the assistance of school nurse Jane Sim. Thank you to Vika for her support for the kit recycling initiative, she is pictured below with Dougie.



Our thanks also go to Caroline Milne at George Watson's in Edinburgh for another much needed collection of rugby boots and kit.

LV= SOS Kit Aid is very grateful to the staff and pupils of Loretto School in Mussleburgh.

Scottish director Dougie Sloan met up once again with Ann Morgan at the school, who organised the collection, to pick up a huge donation of cricket and rugby kit. Dougie commented that his van knows the way to the school on its own now, as it's been there so often.

Scottish Rugby’s continued support of LV= SOS Kit Aid is greatly appreciated, with another massive donation of kit on the way from Murrayfield.

Scotland rugby clubs lend a helping hand to Aldwinians world record challenge

Aldwinians RUFC marked their 75th anniversary in style on Monday 7th May by collecting the largest number of recycled and second-hand rugby shirts ever and will be donating all 10,000 shirts accumulated to the LV= SOS Kit Aid scheme, for distribution to disadvantaged young people.

The Aldwinians 1st XV pitch was covered in the kit and will now be repackaged and sent to young people around the UK and overseas as part of on-going work undertaken by The Lord’s Taverners backed LV= SOS Kit Aid initiative, which reached its first birthday in May.

Members of the public came in their numbers to the unveiling of the record breaking kit collection on Monday 7th May at Aldwinians RUFC, Audenshaw, Manchester. Former England and British Lions rugby internationals, Fran Cotton and Steve Smith were also on hand to support the ground-breaking initiative as they unveiled the record breaking 10,000 rugby shirts on the Aldwinians 1st XV pitch.

The Manchester club was helped on the day by a number of Scottish rugby clubs and schools. Greenock Wanderers RFC, Annan RFC, Loretto School and Stewarts Melville School all helped Aldwinians RFC in their world record challenge.

Dougie meets the president! (of georgian rugby)

Dougie Sloan and George NijardzeDougie Sloan with George Nijardze (President of the Georgian Rugby Union) at Firhill Stadium Glasgow during the Scotland A vs Georgia match. I had a discussion with George and he told me he has seen an increase of around 40% in the numbers playing Rugby in Georgia (both Adult and Children) over the past 12 months.

He wished me to pass on his best wishes from all involved in rugby in Georgia, to all his friends at LV= SOS Kit Aid and to again thank them for their efforts to ensure that kit was being made available to the areas where it is most needed. He is currently working with the Georgian Government to try to find a solution to the infrastructure of the game in Georgia, with specific emphasis on securing land to construct rugby pitches.

LV= SOS Kit Aid Fair Play festival, Aberdeen

Fair Play Festival, Aberdeen

Dave McDanold SOS regional co-ordinator in North East Scotland, helped organise a kit collection at the Aberdeen Youth Rugby Association, in conjunction with Aberdeen Sports Council, a Kit Aid Fair Play Rugby Festival, at Rubislaw Playing Fields, on Sunday 21st September 2008

Primary 4, 5, 6 & 7 Teams from Mackie, Aberdeenshire, Wanderers, Banff, Gairoch and Grammar participated at the above Festival which had its emphasis on – Fair Play. Aberdeen Sports Council has sponsored the Trophies for the Festival which were presented by ASC Secretary – Katie Barnett. Fruit for the Players / Coaches use was donated by local Supermarkets.

Organiser – Colin Philips stated - " We are glad to have a chance to hold our Mini Event after it had to be cancelled earlier in the year...and I hope we manage to collect a lot of Kit for this excellent Charity. "

Following the Mini Festival, there was a Golden Oldies Rugby Game and anyone over 35 + interested in having a Game in the future, please contact Aberdeen Strollers President - Dave McDonald on 07866 910 865 or

LV= SOS Kit Aid is supported in Scotland by