Recycle with Wasps

Date: 11 Feb 2019

Wasps supporters are being urged to give their old replica shirts a new lease of life by donating them to people in need across south Warwickshire this season.

Those willing to give up their old adult and junior replica Wasps shirts are being asked to drop them off at the Wasps Club Shop at Ricoh Arena between now and the Club’s Gallagher Premiership clash with Sale Sharks on Saturday 23 February (kick-off 2pm).

Shirt donors will in return receive over 70 per cent off a 2018/19 home or away Wasps shirt.

All donated jerseys after Saturday 23 February will be given to Helping Hands Community Project – a charity that supports vulnerable people in Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth.

“Clothing is something we are often on the lookout for to support people who are either homeless, unemployed or are on low incomes,” said Lianne Kirkman, who is the founder of Helping Hands.

“Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick are also home to hives of Wasps supporters – and first-team player Rob Miller often helps out at our soup kitchen - so the shirts will be in high demand.

 “We’re really grateful to Wasps for this kind gesture, and look forward to being able to hand out Wasps jerseys to the homeless people that we support every week.”

Supporters wishing to take part in the shirt swap are asked to take their old jersey to the till at the Wasps Club Shop along with the new replica shirt that they want to purchase.

All donated Wasps replica shirts must also be clean and in wearable condition.

Deirdre Fitzhugh, Director at Wasps Community Foundation, added: “If you’re thinking of updating your Black and Gold wardrobe or are buying a birthday gift for a Wasps supporter, then this is a great way of making your purchase really count.

“Helping Hands provide an invaluable service on so many levels to the community that relies on the general public’s support, and we hope these replica shirts will help to support many people from a practical perspective.

“This is just the start of our relationship with Helping Hands as we continue to explore other ways in which we can help their cause.”

All donations are open until 6pm on Saturday 23 February.

Tickets to Wasps v Sale Sharks start from £17 for adults, with under 10s going free in certain areas!