READING FC has donated surplus kit to an orphanage in Malawi.

The blue and white Royals kit was sent to the charity KitAid to donate to young football fans living in underprivileged communities across the globe.

Reading FC home kit was donated to youth teams who are part of the charity Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO), last year.

FOMO Malawi is a community-based orphan care programme supporting more than 3,500 children.

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FOMO covers all aspects of the children's welfare including health through its outreach clinic, formal and informal education, food security and production.

The programme also covers pre-school, out of school activities and further learning through its play schools, computer, driving and tailoring schools.

As well as the provision of school materials, personal items (soap, clothes, blankets, and mosquito nets) and much more.

Founded more than 21 years ago, KitAid began when Derrick Williams MBE attended a WaterAid supporters trip to Tanzania in 1998.

On the trip he was frequently asked for football kit or equipment.

In a remote village he saw a boy wearing a ragged Liverpool shirt and took a photo.

On his return, the photo generated a lot of comments and friends offered to donate old shirts.

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In 2019, Derrick Williams MBE and a number of other supporters visited Malawi - with luggage containing surplus Royals kit from last season.

Aside from delivering surplus kit and equipment to those most in need, Reading FC supporters via the sale of the limited-edition red kit last year raised a magnificent £13,425 for Comic Relief.

This money is now supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally as part of Comic Relief’s vision to create a just world free from poverty.

Reading FC thanked all the fans who donated.

If you would like to donate no longer needed kits to KitAid, visit to find out how you can make a difference.