We are delighted to announce that we have joined the BBC’s ‘Kit Out The Nation’ campaign, which aims to provide children and young people with good quality sports kit and equipment.
In July 2021, 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”.
Venetia Sanders, Head of Commercial at Notts County Foundation, said: “There has been a longstanding issue surrounding access to sports and exercise due to lack of availability and affordability of kit and equipment. Sports and exercise are fundamentally important elements of growth and development, and no one should be unable to participate because they either don’t have or can’t afford the necessary items.
“Kit Out The Nation is a fantastic initiative that is breaking down barriers to entry across the UK, and we are delighted to be able to play a small role in supporting the delivery of the campaign across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Any and all donations make a huge difference and could significantly change the lives of children and young people in your community.”
From now until Saturday 16th October 2021, the Portland Centre – located on Muskham Street in the Meadows (NG2 2HE) – will be a donation and collection point for people to drop off and pick up kit and equipment at the following times: