CHILDREN at a Renfrewshire primary school were given a welcome a boost as the community joined together to provide their football teams with some much-needed brand new kits.

Both the boys and girls teams at Wallace Primary School, Elderslie, had been in dire need of new kits for a number of years with the players forced to play in strips not fit for purpose.

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But, after a successful appeal from the parent council and the school, businesses in the area donated to the cause and now the team are ready to take on the competition in their new and improved strips. 

Local businessman Stuart Easton, Nissa, and Arnold Clark all generously dipped into their pockets to provide the new gear. 

Margaret McLeod, a member of the parent council, told The Gazette: “We were able to raise some money as parents, but that only went some way.

“We wouldn’t have been able to get the kids new strips without the great support of the local businesses.

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“The stuff they were using was in a terrible way and not fit for purpose.

“But they now look amazing and are all so happy with the kits.”