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Help needed: Young Afghan women’s team

The Afghan women’s development football team and their families have arrived safely in the UK having sought here following the re-establishment of the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan.

Since their arrival in the UK a crowdfunding campaign, led by the Play for Change charity, has begun to support their resettlement.

There are two ways supporters can support the campaign – donating to the crowdfunder page directly or by sending in items to a clothing bank.

If you would like to donate warm clothing and shoes please donate to:

Play for Change
Elland Road
Beeston, Leeds
LS11 0ES

*Please note they need women’s/men’s/boys/girls clothing in a range of sizes and ages.

For clothing the group needs any/all the following

Children sizes 4-11 years
Coats & jackets
Clothing (sports, casual day etc)
New underwear & socks
Hats & gloves
Toys, games, colouring books & stationery

Adults and teenage men
Coats & jackets
Clothing (jeans, sports, casual, formal)
New underwear & socks
Shoes sized 40-43
Hats & gloves

Adult and teenage woman
Long coats/jackets
Long sleeved tops/dresses
Leggings & loose trousers
New underwear & socks
Hats & gloves
Shoes sized 35-39

Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Body lotion and shower gel
Shampoo and conditioner
Make up
First aid kits

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball