SPORTS KIT RECYCLING

2018 AUTUMN KIT DONATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

If you’ve just finished your season and got good quality unwanted kit left in the clubhouse or lying around in the house, why not donate it and help young people in the UK and abroad play sport for the first time.

From 1-15 October you can donate your kit to your nearest collection point (see the map below) and we’ll send it to a worthy cause and change the lives of young people through cricket.

For information on the type of kit we do and don’t collect please read the below collection standards document.

We recycle sports kit to give young people at home and abroad a sporting chance. Our kit recycling programme equips UK clubs and developing nations with high-quality kit donated by manufacturers, clubs and members of the public. Recycling unwanted kit helps clubs increase participation among young people while reducing the build-up of kit in landfill sites.

HOW TO DONATE YOUR KIT

You can send your donation to our base in Ipswich, Unit 16, Ransomes Industrial Estate, Ipswich IP3 9RT, or drop them off, at any time. Alternatively you can drop off your donation at one of our kit collection hubs.

WHEN?
The hubs will be open for pre and post cricket season donations.

WHERE?
Our interactive map below will show you the location of your nearest hub. Please contact the hub first to confirm availability.

WHAT?
We collect unwanted cricket, football and rugby equipment and general sports clothing. We would also really like junior cricket kit, espeically cricket trousers, cricket shoes (size 3-8), protective gear as well as coaching equipment such as cones, bibs, whistles and tennis balls.

For a full list of what we do and don't collect please see our collection standards document.

Download a poster to encourage donations at your local club, click here.

See the map below for our collection hubs (for collecting and sorting your donated kit) and the contact details for each hub:

Do you have kit to donate?

If you would like more information on kit donations or you would like information on becoming a collection hub, please contact henry.stogdon@lordstaverners.org for more information.

Where your kit goes

We send kit to where it is needed most in both the UK and developing nations. We work with partner charities in country to make sure the kit reaches its final destination and is used to supplement an established coaching programme.

Latest kit deliveries: Northern Ireland (cricket kit), Gambia (cricket kit & clothing), Antigua (cricket kit & clothing) and St. Kitts (cricket kit).

Sports kit applications

If you are a club or organisation, that would like to apply for a donation of sports kit from the Lord’s Taverners, and you would like to know more about the programme, please contact dave.pemberton@lordstaverners.org.

Alternatively please complete this application form and return it to foundation@lordstaverners.org.

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How else can I get involved?

Become a regional kit collector

We are looking for volunteers around the country who like to make a difference and collect unwanted kit from the local area.

Engage your colleagues and customers

Our kit sorting days provide a great opportunity for staff, customers and clients to work as a team to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. 

Partner with us

We are looking to partner with organisations to support our kit recycling programme. We are looking for assistance in all parts of the programme from providing packing boxes to sponsoring the whole programme.  

Deliver kit overseas

If you are going on a school tour, trip or are a charity already working overseas we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for new projects to send kit to. 

If you would like more information on how to get involved with sports kit recycling please contact David Pemberton on 020 7025 0021 or via email.

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