Better, the social enterprise which operates leisure centres across Bath, has partnered with BBC Radio Bristol for a new campaign to ‘Kit Out the Nation’.
The initiative aims to provide good quality, used sports clothing and equipment to children and young people in need.
Donations can be made directly at collection points within Bath Sports and Leisure Centre on North Parade Road.
These will then be distributed to local schools and to the children who will benefit most.
Barnaby Rich, General Manager at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre said: “We know that for some children and young people one of the barriers to participating in sport is the affordability of sports kit.
“The situation has been compounded by the pandemic and this is our chance to help improve the situation.”
“We’re calling on local residents, teams and clubs to clear out their cupboards and if they find any sports clothing or equipment that is in good condition but no longer needed that they make a donation.”
Data from Sport England published earlier this year shows levels of physical activity are falling. 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019.
For further information on the Kit Out the Nation appeal, and how to get involved, visit: https://www.better.org.uk/kit-out-the-nation.