Foundation team up with Cif to donate football boots with Re-Kicks project

Foundation team up with Cif to donate football boots with Re-Kicks project Image

Can you Re-Kick it? Yes, you can, thanks to a project involving Wolves Foundation that will see thousands of pairs of football boots cleaned up and rehomed across the country helping to spread participation in the Beautiful Game.

The Foundation are set to take donations of unused, dirty or outgrown boots no longer being used by participants across their projects, as well as from staff, supporters and scholars from the Academy.

Thanks to the project being run by cleaning product Cif, owned by British company Unilever, donated boots will be sent off to be cleaned, repackaged and returned before being redistributed to young people across the community.

“We are delighted to be linking up with Cif to work on the Re-Kicks project this summer, helping to distribute boots in the local community areas we cover as Wolves Foundation,” says Tom Warren, Senior Manager with the Foundation.

“We have delivered our own projects before, distributing boots to people who need them, but this is the first time we have worked with a partner organisation which will ensure we can hopefully support even more people across the city.

“All the boots that we collect are sent off to be cleaned, repackaged and then returned to us to be given out to those in the community who may be struggling financially and not have access to a pair of football boots.

“As well as our participants and staff making donations, we will also be arranging for any supporters or players from grass roots clubs to join the campaign, as well as encouraging the Wolves Academy scholars to become involved.

“All of this fits perfectly into our Supporting Our Pack campaign, aiming to help people in the community who need different types of support, which in this case will also encourage more young people to stay active and enjoy playing football.”

The UK-wide initiative is being run with the backing of Chelsea and England star Cole Palmer, and aims to show that second-hand no longer has to be second best, offering thousands of young people the chance to have a pair of clean new boots for the new season.

Boots can be donated to the Wolves Foundation’s offices at Molineux.

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