A TEACHER is campaigning to get Wanderers fans donating kits for young footballers in Tanzania.

Danny Thomas, a lifelong Wanderers follower from Leigh, is "sharing the BWFC love" around the world by launching his 'Kits for Africa' campaign.

He said: "I wanted to donate kits to the kids of local schools. After doing some work in the local community, I wanted to give something back.

Mr Thomas, age 29, teaches P.E. in Dubai. His job took him to the country on a school trip to Arusha in 2015.

He added: "When I visited there was a young boy who was a mad football fan. I made links to BWFC and reference to Jay Jay Okocha and he loved it. I donated my football shirt to him and made him an official Wanderer."

Mr Thomas has been helped along by the Bolton Wanderers commercial team and Paul Barnes, a Bolton resident who also frequently visits Arusha. Mr Barnes contacted Mr Thomas after seeing his campaign, offering to lend a hand. Mr Barnes has been stationed at Bolton Central on match days taking in kit.

Mr Thomas said: "Lots of fans from Bolton are donating and some away fans too.

"We want to get as many donations in as possible."

After the enthusiastic response, the pair have now opened a collection for anyone wanting to donate money to help get the kits to Tanzania. Mr Thomas and Mr Barnes will go to Tanzania in February to deliver the donations.

Kits can be donated at the next Wanderers home game on January 21 or at Bolton Central every day until January 28.