Watford FC star Ikenchi Anya visits St Albans Oxfam to donate kit

Oxfam volunteer Ellie Hale with the donations from Watford-star Ikechi Anya

Oxfam volunteer Ellie Hale with the donations from Watford-star Ikechi Anya - Credit: Archant

Watford footballer and all-round top-notch chap, Ikechi Anya, stunned staff at an Oxfam store on Chequer Street last week (3) when he donated a bundle of tracksuits and football boots.

Ikechi Anya

Ikechi Anya - Credit: Archant

Staff did not intially recognise 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’s deputy manager, said: “He just came in and said, ‘I’ve got some stuff I don’t need - do you want it?’ so we just took it, not realising [who he was].

“It was only later on when he tweeted us that it clicked. The only footballer I know is David Beckham.”

The donation - a selection of Scotland football tracksuits, football boots and shirts - went on sale yesterday (9) via the Chequer Street Oxfam store’s eBay page.

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Abi said: “We are hoping to try and raise as money as we can and we think by selling it online works better for stuff like this.”

Visit www.ebay.co.uk/usr/oxfam_f4704_stalbans to find the listing.

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