Football Shirt Donation Drive

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Our work in Cape Verde includes the generous donations of visiting guests – who bring everything from toys to clothes for the children of the Islands.

Many families come to us to kindly leave items that they’ve brought on holiday with them, while others collect their donations before they arrive to bring with them. That’s what footballer, investor and frequent visitor to MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort and MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa, Kevin Thornton, and photographer Stuart Campbell, have done. With help from people like young Jack, who has lent a very charitable helping hand with his old kits, they have been collecting up football shirts for the children of Cape Verde. Some of the contributions include Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Chelsea. There’s something for every supporter in this already 100-strong collection.


It doesn’t stop there, though. They would like others to help the cause by adding their football shirts to the pile, so they can take an assortment of teams to the children when they visit the Islands next month. It’s a worthy cause as football is big in Cape Verde – FIFA often place the archipelago high in their Africa rankings due to the huge amount of talent there.


Have you got any kit that you wouldn’t mind donating? We would love to see how many they can collect before they travel. To donate your football kit, it couldn’t be simpler – just send them directly to us at the address below and we’ll add them to the collection.

The Cape Verde Foundation
Melbourne Business Court
Pride Park
DE24 8LZ

For any more information about The Cape Verde Foundation and their work on the Islands, get in touch today through our contact page.

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