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Our joint venture with SOS Kit Aid is continuing to gather momentum during year three of the partnership.
SOS Kit Aid complements our portfolio of programmes through recycling unwanted and unused cricket, rugby and squash kit and making a positive impact on the environment. The programme also breaks down a barrier to sports participation and engagement by donating the recycled kit to disadvantaged young people in the UK and overseas.
The past year saw SOS Kit Aid expand in a number of ways: squash became the programme’s third sport, with support from the Squash Foundation and the World Squash Federation; the Big Kit Challenge engaged the top county cricket clubs to collect a phenomenal volume of kit; and we established ties overseas through Cricket Without Boundaries and closer to home through the Hitz rugby programme to increase the reach and impact of kit recycling to promote sports engagement.
During 2013, SOS Kit Aid created 70,000 sporting chances for disadvantaged young people in the UK and 17 overseas countries, saving 121.7 tonnes in CO2 emissions – equivalent to the carbon emissions of 25 cars or energy use of six homes in one year.
Donate your kit
If you have any unwanted cricket or rugby kit you would like to donate to SOS Kit Aid click here.
If you are interested in volunteering for SOS Kit Aid by becoming a kit collector in your local area please click here.
Partner with us
SOS Kit Aid has great support from its partners but we can always do more with your help. To find out how to become a partner of SOS Kit Aid please click here.