Sir Elton boosts Trust's KitAid launch
June 27, 2017
Following his wildly successful Excelsior Stadium show on Saturday evening, Sir Elton John left a parting gift for the Supporters' Trust - a signed Airdrie shirt!
14,000 fans flocked to Airdrie to watch a stunning set from the pop legend at the weekend, and Sir Elton was happy to sign a Diamonds home shirt for the Trust to auction to boost their annual KitAid campaign.
On July 1st, the Trust will be launching their fourth Annual Kit Amnesty at Airdrie Fair Day.
Running throughout July, under 16s in the area will receive a free season ticket for the club in return for handing in any unwanted piece of kit, which will then be sent to our charity partners KitAid, and then redistributed to some of the poorest countries in the world.
KitAid were established in 1998, and since then, have sent 425,000 pieces of kit around the world. Airdrieonians have donated nearly 14,000 pieces of that kit in three years, and in return, have issued nearly 1,200 season tickets to children, aiming to make football affordable for the children and families in the area.
The Trust became an ambassador club for the charity in 2014, and the Strip amnesty is the biggest event in their calendar Every year, the Trust subsidise the free season tickets. Backed by generous sponsorship from BSB Structural, they run a variety of fund raisers and events throughout the season to be able to pay for the kids tickets.
With Sir Elton's blessing, the Trust have decided to auction this fantastic and rare piece of memorabilia with funds going to the KitAid Project. It is a fantastic item and one which we hope will go a long way to providing football kits for children in Africa, and affordable football for children in Airdrie.
You can bid on the shirt on eBay. All proceeds go to Airdrieonians Supporters' Trust's KitAid Project 2017.