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KIT OUT THE NATION

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The Hubb Foundation and Port Vale Foundation are delighted to be part of the BBC’s 'Make a Difference Kit Out the Nation' Campaign.  It 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 in Stoke on Trent.  At a time when the pandemic has seen levels of exercise among young people plummet, it’s never been more needed.

 

Please bring your donations to:

Port Vale Foundation, Hamil Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the 'Kit Out the Nation' campaign? 

Kit Out the Nation' is a BBC month long Make a Difference campaign 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.

Q. What is the purpose of the campaign? 

There is a long standing 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.

Q. How can I help/support the campaign?

If you have any old or unused sports kit in good condition that can be passed on to a child in need please donate at the Port Vale Foundation:

Port Vale Foundation, Hamil Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW

(Open Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm)

We will then work with local schools and children in our programmes to distribute to local children in need of a little extra support.

Q. Where can I find out more information?

Where can I find out more information?

For more information please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1RvmVJyvX0PYv2vxG4rRbQS/kit-out-the-nation