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Winter 2019KitAid ambassador Mary HD comes to Rochdale
The Crown Oil Arena, home of Rochdale AFC, was the location for a promotional photo shoot featuring KitAid ambassador Mary HD.
KitAid is a registered charity set up by Derrick Williams MBE, who visited Tanzania in 1998 and was amazed at the reception he received just because he was wearing a football shirt.
So began a mission to provide kit and equipment to the bare-footed children playing with footballs made of tied string and plastic bags.
21 years on, KitAid has sent out 600,000+ kits to 55 different countries across the world.
Kit is donated by clubs from the whole football pyramid, ranging from Premier League teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United through to non-league and Sunday league teams from all over the UK.
Mary HD was chosen as KitAid’s ambassador because of her impressive background of charity work and her values closely align with KitAid’s vision of bringing peace, love and happiness through sport.
KitAid founder, Derrick Williams MBE, said: “A lot of our work is with girls and younger women and we felt that Mary was the perfect role model for this age group to aspire to.
“Mary has a wide range of talents and a big following on social media. We are keen to bring KitAid to a different audience, not just to football fans, and Mary has agreed to help us to share our story with her followers.”
Frances Fielding, Sales & Marketing Director at Rochdale AFC, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mary to the Crown Oil Arena for her photo shoot to promote her new role as an ambassador for KitAid.“