February Charity Collection

KHIST are teaming up with the Harriers during February to help collect items for vulnerable members of the local community. Both the club and the Trust will be working collaboratively with local charities and organisations to help homeless people (and their dogs), in need of some essential items to make their lives that bit more comfortable. Harriers fans can play a major part in making this project a big success !

As part of an initiative by Dave Mole (a former KHIST board member and present club employee), we will be collecting, selected, unwanted items and, supporters are being asked to ‘dig deep’ to see if they have any of the following items they may be prepared to donate:-

  • Winter coats for men and women

  • Other heavy clothing to keep homeless people warm.

  • Towels and toiletries

  • Blankets, pillows, duvets and bedding of all descriptions

  • Tents and sleeping bags (old or new)

  • Dog baskets, toys and treats

N.B All donations should be bagged please.

At the end of the month, we will have the donations delivered to the following local charities:

  • ‘Wyre Forest Night Stop’ – provides overnight accommodation.

  • ‘Axis’ – provides a gateway to get people back into housing.

  • ‘St Basil’s’ – arranges housing for young, homeless and temporarily homeless, people.

  • ‘Kidderminster Women’s Refuge’


N.B. The Supporters’ Trust and the Club have been advised that other clothing can be accepted, provided donated items are separately and suitably bagged. However, if not required by our selected recipients, these items will be given to raise funds for the ‘Far Forest Dog Rescue’ Charity.

On Saturday 17th February, prior to the Harriers’ home match against Harrogate Town, we are planning for KHIST members/volunteers to man two Charity Collection Points to be situated by the club shop and on the car park outside the East/North Stand turnstiles. However, donations will be accepted in the Harriers’ Arms, after 5pm on any day, EXCEPT MATCH DAYS, throughout the month.

The Trust will be looking for volunteers to assist at the collection points for all, or part, of the period between 1.30 – 2.45pm, prior to the match …. Please email Ian Nash on ian.nash@khist.org.uk

Dave Mole, who also organised the recent Christmas Day Lunch for local homeless people, has said “We are very grateful for any donations people can make as they are items that can make a real, practical difference to those who need them”.
“The Harriers and KHIST are working closely together on this project, which is something for which we all have strong feelings. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dave Griffin at ‘Quads and Castles’ in Kidderminster , who has kindly offered his services to deliver all the donations to the charities – something he does on a regular basis. Also, we are most grateful for the support of this initiative provided by John Davies and Hire-It of Kidderminster.