Npower declares the Sixways Kit Amnesty a soaring success
Released on: March 31, 2009, 8:37 am
The npower-sponsored Sixways Kit Amnesty saw local mums
working hard on Mother's Day, as they joined family and friends at the
local derby rugby match between Worcester Warriors and Gloucester where
spectators pegged out shirts, shorts and boots, all in the name of
With tensions on the pitch rising, Warriors fans were asked to stand side-by-side
with rivals Gloucester in donating unwanted kit to international rugby charity,
SOS/iRB Kit Aid.
The Kit Amnesty was hosted by Worcester Warriors, in partnership with official club
sponsor and community partner, npower,
aiming to inspire supporters to back a good cause as well as their team.
Around 1,000 pieces of kit, including shirts, boots, shorts and socks, were hung out
on special washing lines surrounding Sixways Stadium, with volunteers from the
charity on hand to help fans with their contributions.
Tom Ryder, marketing and community manager at Worcester Warriors, said: "We have
thoroughly enjoyed hosting Gloucester and thank them and npower for their efforts in
supporting our first ever Sixways Kit Amnesty. We look forward to working with them
on similar projects in the future."
Carol Hart, community involvement manager at npower, added: "This event has met
with such a terrific response, and the generosity of these fans will provide a real
boost to developing junior rugby in less fortunate countries around the world."
SOS/iRB Kit Aid encourages rugby fans from across the UK to share their love of the
game by helping make a difference to young enthusiasts in poorer nations around the
The kit amnesty remains open, and organisers hope to double the number of donations
in coming weeks. For more information visit: www.sosirbkitaid.org or the npower
About SOS/iRB KitAid:
SOS/iRB Kit Aid is a rugby project that gives less advantaged children around the
world a chance to play and develop rugby in emerging nations through the collection
and distribution of unused/unwanted kit from the UK and Ireland.
RWE npower has
been awarded the prestigious Community Mark from Business in the Community (BitC).
npower is the only utility business, amongst 21 other companies in the UK, to
receive this accolade. The Community Mark is a new BitC standard, created
to recognise companies that are good investors in local communities and who have
brought about real and positive changes.
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