MUSSELBURGH Windsor FC has donated a set of football strips to youngsters nearly 4,000 miles away.

The donation of strips from the club was organised by Donald Hunter, a Musselburgh resident who works in Dakar, capital of Senegal.

Mr Hunter, whose son George was formerly on the books at St Johnstone FC, told the Courier: “When I was back in Musselburgh at Christmas I got in contact with John Hood, chairman of Musselburgh Windsor, and he kindly offered to donate some strips for the children of Dakar.

“These were presented to the Senegalese ladies football captain at a Premier Skills football event last Saturday by myself and the British Ambassador in Senegal, George Hodgson.

“The teams here do need football kits and this has been an ideal opportunity to provide them with strips and to also publicise the great work done for the community by Musselburgh Windsor.”

A Musselburgh Windsor FC spokesperson said they were “happy to help a great cause”.

A post on the club’s Twitter page added: “We are delighted to hear how appreciative some of the native Senegalese kids are in Dakar as Donald Hunter hands over some donated MWFC strips to support sport in the country.”