Kit out the Nation

Published: September 3, 2021

In partnership with BBC Radio Gloucestershire, the Diocese of Gloucester and partners are taking part in Kit Out The Nation.

What is this campaign about?
Kit Out the Nation’ is a BBC month long Make a Difference campaign aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kit and getting it to children and teenagers who need it. It will mirror the ‘Give a Laptop’ campaign, working with partners around the country.

Why are we doing this?
We’ve long known of the issue around access to sport and exercise because of the affordability of kit. The situation has been compounded by the pandemic and this is our chance to help to improve that situation.

 

In a recent report, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published data from Sport England which showed 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019 and it was of significant concern.

There are other benefits – it’s recycling on a grand scale. Good condition equipment that would otherwise go to landfill getting an extended life, it benefits the environment.

How can you support?

If you have any old or unused sports kit in good condition that can be passed on to a child in need please donate to some of our partners across the diocese. Your donations will then get distributed to families who will use it.

Where you can donate –

Minchinhampton Gym
Minichinhampton Fitness Hub
Tobacconist Road
Minchinhampton
GL6 9JJ

Open for donations

9am-6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Christian Adventure Centre, Viney Hill.
Viney Hill
Lydney
GL15 4NA

Open for donations

9am-5pm Monday to Friday

(Data Protection Policy and Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy updated May 2021 for Viney Hill Adventure Centre.)

 

The Rock
St Peter’s Church
Tewkesbury Road
Cheltenham
GL51 9AH

Open for donations 

3pm-4.30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.

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