Kit Out The Nation
Here at Sheffield City Trust we are delighted to be part of the BBC’s Make a Difference Kit Out the Nation Campaign.
What is the Campaign About?
Kit Out The Nation runs for a month, and is aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kit and getting it to children and teenagers who need it at a time when the pandemic has seen levels of exercise among young people plummet.
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.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published a report on 29th July 2021 where they said data from Sport England showing 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019 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?
Please bring your donations to us at any of the following venues during venue opening hours:
- Concord Sports Centre - Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AE
- EIS Sheffield - Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
- Heeley Pool And Gym - Broadfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0XQ
- Hillsborough Leisure Centre - Beulah Road, Sheffield, S6 2AN
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre - Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP
- Springs Leisure Centre - East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 2AL
- Westfield Sports Centre - Eckington Road, Sheffield, S20 1HQ
- iceSheffield - 23 Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA