RESIDENTS are being urged to donate their unwanted rugby kits to underprivileged children.
The Drop Kick Your Kit appeal is being run by Jet garages and LV= SOS Kit Aid to coincide with the start of the rugby world cup.
Donors can give rugby shirts, shorts, protective gear and boots to either Green Road Service Station in Southsea or Portsdown Filling Station in London Road, Widley, where they will be collected for the cause.
LV= SOS Kit Aid will then deliver the kit to one of its partner projects, SKRUM, which will distribute the clothing to children and young adults in Africa.
SKRUM aims to help develop healthy and responsible living.
England flanker James Haskell is supporting the campaign.
He said: ‘Drop Kick Your Kit is a great way to bring people together through rugby, raising awareness and making a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves in Africa.
‘Rugby is all about team spirit and Jet’s customers will be able to show their own team spirit by donating kit to the Jet sites.’
Collections take place from Monday to October 2. The world cup starts tomorrow.