Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Give Your Old Swindon Town Shirts To Children

Give Your Old Swindon Town Shirts To Children

An Aston Villa fan has done their bit for charity! Now Swindon Town fans can get rid of those Kingswood Group shirts from last season by giving them to children in an orphanage in Ghana.

To find out how please read the article below submitted by an Aston Villa Supporter.

In January I returned to Ireland, having spent five months doing voluntary work in an orphanage/Leprosarium in Ghana. I brought with me my collection of Villa jerseys with the intention of distributing them to the children there.

I've posted a couple of pictures of the guys in the jerseys. The place is called Ahotokurom and is being run by Sister Pat and Sister Monica, 2 Irish nuns. It began as a safe place for leprosy sufferers to get help and treatment, but eventually an orphanage was built for the children of the sufferers who had nowhere to go. There is also a Special School for young and old. They have a website at Click Here

Pictured from Left to Right are: Me, Patrick Tetteh, Kojo Patrick (In Wheelchair), Christine (Volunteer), Richard Tetteh, Baby Cojo, Kweku Thomas, Solomon Nelson, Kobe.

Some of those pictured are very unwell, in particular Kojo Patrick (Muscular Dystrophy) and Kweku Thomas (Severe mental and physical disorder).

It is my hope that in a country overflowing with Chelsea fans due to the Michael Essien connection, I may have converted some of those I came in contact with to the claret and blue.

I've lost my jersey collection, but I think it was definitely worth it.

With the help of J at Vital Villa, we hope to have organised that these pictures appear in a Villa matchday programme next season, perhaps with a small plea for more jerseys to be sent to the country. I have received a couple of jerseys from Santa_Rosa and Michelsen over at Villa Talk and will send them over before November. I also have been promised much more from the kind folks at Vital Villa. Nothing is given out in the orphanage until Christmas when Papa Obruni visits(Father Christmas: Papa White person). Anything before then from anybody would be greatly appreciated. And afterwards, there's always next Christmas. Like that Corn Flakes ad.

If you'd like to donate a jersey or two from your beloved club, you can send them to the address below and I'll do the rest. I'll also do my best to get another few pictures taken of the kids in the newly arrived jerseys at Christmas time. In exceptional circumstances, I can arrange that my aunt in Cheltenham be posted the jerseys and then she can bring them to Ireland when she next travels over to visit family, but I am unwilling to give her address out publicly and would prefer donations to be sent to the Irish address, as she is in her late 70s. It would be somewhat of an imposition.

The Principal,
Presentation College,
Co. Gaway

My email address is Click Here if anyone would like to get in touch. Not necessarily just to shoot the breeze, I mean more in related to this matter, but you know, whatever.

Join the FREE Telegraph League One Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday July 23 2008
Time: 10:27PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Vigouroux In Team Of Midweek (22/10/16)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this midweek's action.

FA Cup First Round Proper - Full Draw (17/10/16)

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vigouroux In Team Of The Week (17/10/16)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Shaun Calderwood
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Mid Table30%
Don't Know0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 15 9 4 2 31 17
2 Bradford 15 6 8 1 26 7
3 Sheff Utd 14 7 4 3 25 7
4 Bolton 14 7 4 3 25 5
5 Bristol Rovers 14 6 5 3 23 3
6 Wimbledon 15 6 5 4 23 3
7 Port Vale 15 6 4 5 22 -2
8 Northampton 15 5 6 4 21 3
9 Rochdale 15 6 3 6 21 0
10 Peterborough 15 5 5 5 20 6
11 Bury 14 6 2 6 20 2
12 Walsall 14 5 5 4 20 -1
13 Fleetwood 14 5 4 5 19 2
14 Oxford 15 5 4 6 19 -1
15 Southend 15 5 4 6 19 -7
16 Millwall 14 5 3 6 18 -3
17 Charlton 14 3 8 3 17 3
18 Gillingham 15 4 5 6 17 -6
19 MK Dons 15 4 4 7 16 -4
20 Swindon 15 4 4 7 16 -4
21 Coventry 14 3 6 5 15 -4
22 Oldham 15 3 6 6 15 -8
23 Chesterfield 14 3 3 8 12 -5
24 Shrewsbury 15 2 4 9 10 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 12 2016 12:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football