Give the shirt
off your back to Africa
Treasury Management & Financial Services
may wish to know about a small charity called Shirts for
Africa, which runs along a very simple and therefore very
effective idea. The charity asks people to donate their
old football shirts (or any other kind of sports kit),
currently lying neglected at the back of drawers and wardrobes.
This clothing is then sent, via a special arrangement
with DHL for free, mostly to primary or secondary schools
in Africa. No money is involved at any stage of the process.
Most African schoolchildren have very few clothes. When
it comes to sports gear it tends to be old, ripped, or
just skins. Funding for kit is non-existent, hence skins
versus assortments is the usual kit sported
by football teams across the continent and all too frequently
the ball is a collection of rolled up plastic
Over 800 shirts have been sent out to 14 countries, as
well as numerous shorts, socks, boots and footballs too.
More recently they have sent out netball kit, including
skirts, bibs, bands and assorted associated equipment.
For further information on how to help to improve the
lives of many less privileged people than yourselves,
please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
image over student safety?
Dr David Jackson
School of Fine Art, History of Art, and Cultural Studies
yet another particularly unpleasant attack on one of our
students last week, I am led to understand that the police
have repeatedly sought to display warning material on
campus in an effort to assist students, but that the University
has refused to cooperate. Can anybody confirm or deny
that we are putting our corporate image ahead of the safety
of our students?