Millwall Community Trust - Kit Out the Nation
The BBC and Millwall Community Trust are coming together to help children and families through the Kit out the Nation programme as part of the BBC’s Make a Difference 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.
We’ve long known of 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".
There are other benefits from this campaign - it’s recycling good condition equipment that would otherwise go to landfills getting an extended life, it benefits the environment.
We want to do our bit to help. From Saturday 4th September until Saturday 2nd October, we are aiming to get kit and sports equipment to the schools and clubs where a young person may use it.
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 Millwall Community Trust, Lewisham Lions Centre, Bolina Rd, London SE16 3LD.
Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Together, we hope to help get the nation's young people more active.