England manager Gareth Southgate presented a football charity based near Buckinghamshire a special one-off item to mark a unique milestone.

The 53-year-old presented an England shirt to mark the 1,000,000th piece of kit that had been donated to Kit Aid, a sports project that acquires jerseys which are then donated to impoverished areas in Africa, South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Founded by Derrick Williams back in 1998 after he visited Tanzania, many football clubs in Buckinghamshire have helped the cause with Chesham United, Amersham Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Aylesbury Vale Dynamos all giving surplus tops to the charity.

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The charity’s 25th anniversary and one-millionth milestone was celebrated at a special fundraising dinner at the Watford FC Stadium in Vicarage Road on Friday, September 8.

Derrick said: “I am delighted that KitAid has reached the major milestone of donating one million items of kit, in our 25th Anniversary year.

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“It has been a tremendous effort by all of our volunteers and we could not have achieved this without the help of hundreds of clubs supporting our work.

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“Every item of kit makes a difference, enables someone to participate in sport and brings a smile to their day.”

The charity is based in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire but has numerous volunteers across Buckinghamshire.