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Romford under-14s football team gets £1,550 grant from Asda Foundation to buy new kits

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 April 2018

Romford Colts under-14 side being presented with their cheque by Asda's Liz Brown. Photo: The Asda Foundation.

Romford Colts under-14 side being presented with their cheque by Asda's Liz Brown. Photo: The Asda Foundation.

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A Romford under-14 football team is celebrating after receiving a £1,550 grant from the Asda Foundation to purchase impressive new kits.

The Romford Colts are now looking like a force to be reckoned with in their team colours of yellow and black and in addition to a new kit for the team, the donation also funded new jackets and equipment like footballs and goal nets to help the kids stay at the top of their game.

Jo Sheppard whose son Charlie plays for the team, said: “We were desperately looking for sponsors to get them a proper kit, and Liz at the Romford store has been amazing.

“She helped me complete the forms and took a real interest. She’s presented them with the kit and stayed to watch matches. She couldn’t have done any more, and the money has made a massive difference.

“When one of the boys put the new kit on for the first time he said, ‘I feel like I’m a football pro!’ which was lovely.”

The Colts’ application to the Asda Foundation was supported by store colleagues, specifically Liz Brown, the community colleague at the Asda Romford store, located in Mercury Gardens.

Liz said: “I first met the team last year when they were given a grant for £800, and it was great to return to present them with their second grant. They were delighted.

“It was so nice to see them all again. I can’t believe how much they have all grown, they are now taller than me!

“I’m looking forward to watching a few of their matches soon.”

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation is a registered charity that aims to have a positive impact on local communities, making independent grants to provide support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues throughout the UK.

It funds charitable projects and activities what have the ability and potential to achieve change for the better – with the aim of making a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there, both now and in the future.

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