STUDENTS at a Huddersfield school have donated bags of boots and training shoes to youngsters in Africa.
Huddersfield Rotary Club collected the 35 pairs of boots and trainers from pupils at Moor End Academy in Crosland Moor for the Boots 4 Africa campaign which was set up by Sheffield Football Club.
The Rotarians give the boots to the charity which sends them to African countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia.
Barrie Schofield, chairman of Huddersfield Rotary Club’s International Committee and Julian Holdroyd, who collects the boots on behalf of the committee, received the boots with Andy Booth from Huddersfield Town and Kate Collinson from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Andy gave an assembly at the academy to launch this year’s clothes recycling appeal by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Pupils at the Crosland Moor school had a non-uniform day in the summer and donated their old uniforms to the appeal.
The clothes are sold overseas and the proceeds donated to the YAA.