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Ellie Hale with Watford Footballer Kit

Watford footballer and top notch chap,Ikechi Anya, stunned staff at an Oxfam store on Chequer street, St Albans last week when he donated  a bundle of tracksuits and football boots.

Staff did not initially recognize Anya – a Scotland international with 17 caps under his belt – and it was only when he tweeted a picture  of his donation that they realised who he was.

Abi Owen, the store deputy manager, said “he just came in and said ,’I have got some stuff I do not need – do you want it?” So we just took it not realising [who he was]. The only footballer I know is David Beckham!

The donation – a selection of Scotland football track suits, football boots and shirts – went on sale yesterday via the Chequer Street Oxfam ebay page.

Abi said we are trying to [raise as] much money as we can and we think that by selling it online  [it] works better for stuff like this.

Courtesy of the Herts Advertiser 10 December 2015

Since recently graduating [2014] with a 1st class honours degree in Archaeology, Ellie Hale has been doing voluntary work in the Oxfam store