As we all emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, the BBC’s local radio stations across England are coming together to help children and families.
‘Kit Out the Nation’ is a month long campaign (Saturday 4th September – 2nd October) as part of the BBC Make a Difference brand aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kit and getting it to children and teenagers who need it. It will mirror the ‘Give a Laptop’ campaign, working with partners around the country.
It has long known 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”
If you are sporting club or associated foundation with schemes that can help with collecting and distributing sports kit, or a charity or business not listed who would like to share details with the BBC’s Make a Difference Kit Out the Nation campaign. Please complete the form.