‘Kit out The Nation’ is a month long campaign aimed at collecting unwanted sports kits and equipment, that are in good condition to then distribute to children and young people who need them.
North Lincolnshire Council have joined forces with the BBC, to help children and young people keep active and play the sports they love through the ‘Kit out the Nation’ campaign, as part of the BBC’s ‘Make A Difference’ programme.
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”.
One of the issues around accessing sport is due to the affordability of kit, but with this campaign, kits and small sports equipment, such as balls, bats and rackets, could get an extended life and help others get into sport and keep active.
This is the perfect opportunity to clean out the toy boxes, sort through the bedrooms for any unwanted items, which can be re-homed and really benefit others.
North Lincolnshire Council have set up donation points in 6 of their leisure centres and are asking for all donations to be clean, in good condition and be placed in a bag.
The leisure centres that are accepting donations, during their normal operating hours, from now until Saturday 16 October 2021 are:
For further details and information on the ‘Kit out the Nation’ campaign, visit the BBC website.