Newton school gets new football kit thanks to ‘random kindness’

Pupils show off their new school football shirts
Pupils show off their new school football shirts
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A primary school has received a new kit for its football team thanks to a random act of kindness.

Wargrave Primary School in Newton-Le- Willows has benefitted from Davey’s Acts of Random Kindness (DARK) – a local based community action group that carries out good deeds in memory of Davey Fallon, who died in 2013 aged just 20 years of age.

The occasion was also a special moment for DARK member, Mike Powell, a former pupil and footballer at Wargrave, who was on hand to present the current team with their new shirts.

Mike was part of the school team that lifted the Tom Finney shield in 1973 and hopes the new kit will bring the current crop just as much success.

He said: “We want to remember Davey in such a way that inspires others and give something back to the community - to make people smile. What better way to accomplish this than acts of random kindness?

“I had many happy years here at the Wargrave and that was the reason we decided to carry out our latest act of random kindness here.

“Like many young lads, I loved to play football at school and was part of the football team.

“Back then, school football kits were not the prettiest thing on the eye – that’s why we have provided Wargrave with a smart new kit to be proud of when representing the school. I’m sure it will be a lucky charm and bring the team success.”