Kit Out the Nation (4 Sept - 16 Oct 2021)
How can you get involved?
Donate your unwanted sports kit!
Northamptonshire Sport is delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio Northampton to bring Kit out the Nation to Northamptonshire.
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 young people teenagers who need it.
Why are we doing this?
We've long known of the issues 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.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published a report on 29th July 2021 which included data from Sport England showing 100,000 fewer children were meeting the recommended levels of activity in 2020 which were higher than the figures recorded in 2019.
There are other benefits to the campaign – 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 clean condition that can be passed on to a child in need please donate them by dropping them off at any one of the designated 'drop-off zones' listed below.
Thank you for your support & lets try and make a difference by providing more children and young people with the basic kit to become active.