Smart new kit for kids

NRHNLMSCH110712B1 - Out with the old in with the new - pupils from Woodbridge junior school alfreton can throw away their old kit after they recieved funding for a new one and sports equipment. back from left, Matthew Aniyan, 11, Joshua Marriott, 11 and front from left Christopher Thompson, 11, Luke Day, ten and James Stevenson, ten
NRHNLMSCH110712B1 - Out with the old in with the new - pupils from Woodbridge junior school alfreton can throw away their old kit after they recieved funding for a new one and sports equipment. back from left, Matthew Aniyan, 11, Joshua Marriott, 11 and front from left Christopher Thompson, 11, Luke Day, ten and James Stevenson, ten

Pupils cast aside their old football kit for a brand new strip courtesy of a fundraising drive by an Alfreton clothes shop.

The youngsters of Woodbridge Junior School in Alfreton had nearly worn their old kit through - so staff at Bon Marche on the town’s high street held a bring and buy book sale to raise £500 for a 15-piece sky blue new home strip.

The fundraising drive was organised by Bon Marche sales assistant Rebecca Day, 34, from Willow Close in the town, whose football mad son, Luke, ten, goes to the school.

She said: “My son plays for the school team and I noticed the kit looking a little shabby. I asked my boss whether we could do some fundraising and we ended up buying them a 15-piece strip!”

Rebecca added that the youngsters love their new threads - some even said it would make them run faster.