The Hatters’ first team squad have been putting their best foot forward for Kids In Action – their choice as Players’ Charity of the Season – throughout the 2018-19 campaign.
Today though, they’ve gone one step further and thrown a pair of boots into the fundraising mix – with the goalkeepers dropping a pair of gloves each – as part of a special online auction for Kids In Action.
The Dunstable-based charity was established in 1996 to provide a weekly youth club for children with special needs, and this runs every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
In recent years, as the children who used the facilities have grown into adults, the charity's founder Paul Bowen-James and manager Tracey Hammond have started to run an Over-18s club for existing members which takes place every Monday from 6-9pm.
Many young people with disabilities experience isolation and loneliness, and Kids In Action's work helps to alleviate these negative experiences and is often described as lifeline by parents. By providing facilities and support to young people, this has enabled the organic growth of extended support to families who have a shared experience of caring for a family member with disabilities.
Hatters supporters generously donated the wonderful amount of £1,001 during the charity’s designated matchday bucket collection at the Coventry game last week.
Now you too can contribute, while getting to own a piece of treasured, unique memorabilia from your Hatters heroes’ record-breaking season.
Hatters legend Mick Harford, currently doing such a brilliant job guiding the lads as manager, has also signed three pairs of old boots donated by physio Simon Parsell on behalf of the staff!
Hover over the individual images below to find out which boots and gloves belong to which player, then click to go through our eBay page where you can start the bidding at £40 per item.
All funds raised going towards Kids In Action's goal of raising the £750,000 needed to purchase the building they currently use in Boscombe Road, Dunstable.
The auction - which also forms part of our commitment to Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action, promoting access and inclusion in sport for disabled supporters - will end at 4pm next Tuesday, March 12th.
For more information on Kids In Action, please visit: