Kit Out the Nation

6 Sep

As we all emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, local BBC radio stations are coming together to help children and families.

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 issue is around access to sport and exercise because of the affordability of kit, and the situation has been compounded by the pandemic.

Also, good condition equipment, that would otherwise go to landfill or simply remain in cupboards, could get an extended life and help a young person get active.

We want to do our bit to help. From Saturday 4 September until Saturday 2 October we will be accepting donations at our sites of new or newly new sports equipment and clothing to help aid the BBC in making sure under privileged children get the equipment they need to get into sports.

You can drop your kit off any time we are open at any of the below sites:

  • Metrodome Leisure Complex
  • Your Space Royston
  • Your Space Hoyland
  • Your Space Dearneside
  • Your Space Retford
  • Your Space Worksop

Please head to reception with your equipment and one of our team will put these into storage for schools to come and collect. Please make sure that all equipment is clean, usable and in a fit for purpose condition.