Glyn Hopkin Kia in Romford is taking part in #PassThemOn, a charitable scheme that collects unwanted football boots and donates them to Syrian child refugees. Those wanting to donate can do so by leaving their unwanted boots at the new Glyn Hopkin Kia dealership in Romford, between 15 March and 20 April.
All boots collected will be handed over at a special ceremony in July to be held at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Former England football star Michael Owen, now Global Ambassador of the UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, will help to hand over the donated boots to thousands of children who are victims of the current war in Syria.
UEFA and the UEFA Foundation for Children have supported the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan for many years, providing football pitches and equipment to enable children to play. Last year’s #PassThemOn campaign collected 1,052 pairs of football boots for children living in the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees.
Anyone who donates a pair of football boots at Glyn Hopkin Kia in Romford will be automatically entered into a draw to win a four-day trip for two to Poland to see the UEFA Europa League final in Gdansk on 27 May. The Kia dealership that collects the most football boots nationally will also display the UEFA Europa League Trophy on 9 May.
The UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, supported by Kia, will stop in seven European cities, including Manchester on the 1 and 2 May. The tour will give football fans across the continent the opportunity to meet football legends at city-centre pop-up locations, local amateur clubs and schools.