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Rugby stars’ stash supports Restart Rugby

February 13th, 2014

Rugby stars are raising money for Restart Rugby by donating old kit to In My Locker – a website that raises funds for charity through the sale of sports stash. The concept was set up by former England and British & Irish Lion, Simon Shaw, who came up with the idea after amassing a huge amount of unused kit throughout his rugby career.

Shaw explains his light bulb moment: “After an England game at Twickenham, whilst boarding the bus post match, a couple of kids in the crowd asked if I had any kit I could give them, to which I replied ‘Sorry lads, all I have is a grubby pair of shorts and a stinky pair of socks’.  They then screamed ‘We would love them!’ and I realised that items, which to me or the next player were just a bit of dirty old stash, had a real value to our supporters.”

Players can donate club or international kit, which is sold online at a fixed price. Of this, 25% is donated to Restart Rugby, 25% is retained by In My Locker to cover the cost of collecting, cleaning and distributing the items, with the remaining 50% for the player – who usually donates their share to Restart Rugby or another charity of their choice.

Those who have supported the scheme include Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown, Jonny Wilkinson, Alex Corbisiero, Lee Mears, Mike Tindall, Ugo Monye, Alex Brown, Tim Payne, Matt Giteau and many others.

To donate your kit contact Oliver Styles on 07736 456893 or email info@inmylocker.co.uk

In My Locker website >>