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MP urges Rugby footy fans to strip off old shirts for charity

Rugby Editorial 19th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

FOOTBALL fans in Rugby are being urged to strip off their old football shirts for charity.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has been collecting football shirts for ‘Project Umubano’ – a Conservative Party social action project that donates clothes to Rwanda in Africa – over the past five years.

Mr Pawsey said: “I have visited Rwanda on two occasions in recent years and have seen first-hand the great work being done through Project Umubano.

My hope is that there will be many people in Rugby who have old football shirts that they no longer need and are willing to let go of.

“For those fans who have fallen out of love with former idols who have moved on to other clubs or who have out of date shirts which no longer mean a great deal to them I would ask them to, please, donate them to the children of Rwanda where they will find a good home.

“Every shirt which is donated will be greatly appreciated and you never know perhaps if we get enough local team shirts sent over we might be providing the foundation for some increased international support for one of our great local teams!”

Anyone who wants to donate can email or call Mr Pawsey’s office on 01788 579499.

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