AN APPEAL has been launched for unwanted sports equipment to make activities more accessible for people who otherwise would not be able to take part, writes Ben Workman.
Two leisure centres in Malvern have joined the ‘Kit Out The Nation’ scheme to help those in need.
Freedom Leisure has been working with BBC Hereford and Worcester to garner support for the project.
Donations can range anywhere from sports clothing to equipment such as balls, bats and racquets. Donations can be dropped off Malvern Splash and Tenbury Community Pool with contributions being accepted until October 2.
Data from Sport England has shown that 100,000 fewer children were meeting the recommended level of activity in 2020 compared to 2019, showing the importance of this campaign to help children back into sport.
Malvern Hills District Council leader, Coun Sarah Rouse said she fully supported such a great cause.
“If you have good condition sports kit that you don’t need that is lying around, donating it can really make a difference to someone’s life.
“Not only that, but it is an environmentally friendly way of giving unused items a new lease of life.”
Dave Spencer, Area Manager at Freedom Leisure, added: “We are delighted to be supporting ‘Kit Out the Nation’ to help provide sports equipment to children and young people who need it in order to get more active.
“The teams at both Malvern Splash and Tenbury Community Pool are all ready to accept your donations.”