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Seth
14-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Steve, this may be a long shot but if you don't ask you don't get so I thought I'd give it a whirl anyway.

This summer my family and I are travelling to the Kabale region of Southern Uganda to volunteer at a Community Based Organisation called Amatsiko: http://www.amatsiko.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amatsiko-Organisation/117117316063?fref=ts

Amatsiko provides, "basic food, clothing and bedding, supporting children through school, offering guidance and counselling services and teaching basic hygiene and sanitation."

As well as this, Amatsiko runs a sports academy which has been supported by the youth football club I coach at, Ruislip Town FC. We have donated kits and funds to buy other equipment such as shoes and balls for the children to use.

Here are the children wearing donated RTFC kits: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1524791_10152153244976064_2111936069_n.jpg

Now, onto the point of my post. Would CPFC like to donate to Amatsiko? Imagine how many lives could be changed, and Palace's profile be widened in Africa, with a donation of a set of kits to Amatsiko. To them it would be like gold dust and I would be happy to take the kits when we go and give them to the children in person. We could take lots of photos which would be excellent PR for the club, and would make a real difference to the lives of these disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

We leave on August 14th and would love to be able to spread the charitable and sporting word of CPFC to East Africa.

What do you reckon Steve? :angel:

CPFC2010
14-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Steve, this may be a long shot but if you don't ask you don't get so I thought I'd give it a whirl anyway.

This summer my family and I are travelling to the Kabale region of Southern Uganda to volunteer at a Community Based Organisation called Amatsiko: http://www.amatsiko.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amatsiko-Organisation/117117316063?fref=ts

Amatsiko provides, "basic food, clothing and bedding, supporting children through school, offering guidance and counselling services and teaching basic hygiene and sanitation."

As well as this, Amatsiko runs a sports academy which has been supported by the youth football club I coach at, Ruislip Town FC. We have donated kits and funds to buy other equipment such as shoes and balls for the children to use.

Here are the children wearing donated RTFC kits: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1524791_10152153244976064_2111936069_n.jpg

Now, onto the point of my post. Would CPFC like to donate to Amatsiko? Imagine how many lives could be changed, and Palace's profile be widened in Africa, with a donation of a set of kits to Amatsiko. To them it would be like gold dust and I would be happy to take the kits when we go and give them to the children in person. We could take lots of photos which would be excellent PR for the club, and would make a real difference to the lives of these disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

We leave on August 14th and would love to be able to spread the charitable and sporting word of CPFC to East Africa.

What do you reckon Steve? :angel:


That looks like a great initiative.

As you may know, we dont own the club shop currently therefore the club does not own any kid-size kits. But I will check with the training ground if any used Academy kits may be available or if the club shop look likely to have any kids shirts left when their contract expires at the end of the month.

CPFC2010
14-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Hi Seth

I've had a very quick answer from Gary Issott.

We could donate some of this season's away kit from the younger Academy teams. What are the age groups you are looking at?

Please pm me your contact details

Steve

Seth
15-05-2014, 12:01 AM
Thanks Steve, any help gratefully received. PM sent, please let me know if you got it ok. Thanks again.

Am Phibian
15-05-2014, 07:26 AM
What about some outgrown ones lurking about unused? Put this post in the main Palace forum Seth - have a place in Croydon where they can drop them off if they don't want to send by post - and, hopefully, you'll end up having to pay excess baggage fees :)

MikeyBaby
15-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Nicely, CPFC2010 (and that nice man Mr Issot)

Braintree Eagle
15-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Steve, this may be a long shot but if you don't ask you don't get so I thought I'd give it a whirl anyway.

This summer my family and I are travelling to the Kabale region of Southern Uganda to volunteer at a Community Based Organisation called Amatsiko: http://www.amatsiko.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amatsiko-Organisation/117117316063?fref=ts

Amatsiko provides, "basic food, clothing and bedding, supporting children through school, offering guidance and counselling services and teaching basic hygiene and sanitation."

As well as this, Amatsiko runs a sports academy which has been supported by the youth football club I coach at, Ruislip Town FC. We have donated kits and funds to buy other equipment such as shoes and balls for the children to use.

Here are the children wearing donated RTFC kits: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1524791_10152153244976064_2111936069_n.jpg

Now, onto the point of my post. Would CPFC like to donate to Amatsiko? Imagine how many lives could be changed, and Palace's profile be widened in Africa, with a donation of a set of kits to Amatsiko. To them it would be like gold dust and I would be happy to take the kits when we go and give them to the children in person. We could take lots of photos which would be excellent PR for the club, and would make a real difference to the lives of these disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

We leave on August 14th and would love to be able to spread the charitable and sporting word of CPFC to East Africa.

What do you reckon Steve? :angel:

Hi Seth,

Is there any link between Crystal Palace and the ''Kabale region of Southern Uganda''? Personally, I have never heard of it but good luck with raising it's awareness. I'm sure there is no real link between Crystal Palace and Braintree (apart from myself?) but seeing as it is a little closer to home I wondered about asking the same questions...

Hi Steve,

My son plays for Great Bradfords Football Club U15's in Essex. They have had the same kit for several years. It's a bit tatty now so imagine how many boys lives could be changed by CPFC donating some new kit! Traditionally they have played in black and red stripes but I am sure they would be open to a change to Red and Blue stripes. Palace's profile would be widened in Essex. Some of the kids may even pay to attend a game.

To the boys, it would be like gold dust. I would be happy to take the kit personally to their next training session. I could take a few snaps on my phone as well and forward them on. Great PR in the Braintree & Witham Times!

What do you reckon Steve? :angel:

CPFC2010
15-05-2014, 09:53 AM
The club does, of course, receive hundreds of requests for donations of shirts etc and it is quite impossible to help with all of them.

We will be donating some of this year's Academy kit to the Ugandan orphans project and also to a project in Brazil for street kids.

Sorry but we can't consider donations that are not for charitable use.

MikeyBaby
15-05-2014, 10:00 AM
and also to a project in Brazil for street kids.


Street Child World Cup?

Again, nicely....