International Surrey Football is pleased to share that we will be supporting the 2021 Kitmas campaign, started by founded by football coach and activist Paul Watson and his wife Lizzie, with support from stand up comedians Vix Leyton and Mark Watson (Paul’s brother).
Kitmas works with various regional groups to distribute football shirts to those who will benefit most, making sure that as many children as possible have something to open on Christmas Day.
The campaign will run until December 8th as many centres will need to have the shirts in hand at least two weeks before Christmas in order to get them out to their local community. International Surrey Football will be promoting and working to support the campaign helping to raise awareness of the campaign and will be reaching out to various football clubs across Surrey to try and reach supporters able to donate money or shirts to the campaign.
You can donate to the campaign directly, either by donating to their Crowdfunder page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/kitmas
Or send any shirts directly to Kitmas Appeal, PO Box 472, Stroud GL6 1NP
It’s Father Kitmas (@paul_c_watson) on Sky News! We are looking to rehome unwanted football kit to kids and raise money for more but obviously would love footballers to get involved. Shout out to @FromeTownFC & @BristolCity @FGRoversHubb https://t.co/3W2Ays4a4Q pic.twitter.com/zw93OvXxXp
— Vix Leyton 🏴 (@PRVix) November 19, 2021
In the news
Here is some of the press coverage of last year’s campaign;
Football Supporters Association (FSA): Kitmas: Fans help make a difference this month
Gloucestershire Live: The football fan with a goal to give disadvantaged kids a Christmas to remember