Bond It uses Rugby League to help Papua New Guinea

Building chemicals manufacturer Bond It has helped donate thousands of unwanted rugby league shirts to young people across Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Bond It uses Rugby League to help Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a nation with extreme poverty – one-third of the population survives on less than $1.25 per day. It’s also a country that’s passionate about rugby league and has produced impressive number of world-class, world renowned stars.

Bond It managing director, David Moore said: “Bond It became a sponsor of the Huddersfield Giants in 2012. Naturally, we wanted fans wearing the new season shirts featuring our logo but this begged the question what to do with the old shirts?After learning of Stanley’s charity through his connection to the Giants as former player, everything just fell into place.

“We’re delighted the shirt amnesty has been so well supported and that the shirts have now arrived with their intended beneficiaries.”

Gene said: “On behalf of everyone at the Stanley Gene Foundation and all those from the various schools and villages, I would like to thank Bond It for implementing the shirt amnesty and for contributing towards the shipping costs of getting these items to PNG. I’d also like to extend our gratitude to all those rugby league fans who got behind the campaign.”

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