BBC Radio’s Make A Difference campaign launched Kit Out the Nation to secure the unwanted children’s sports kit and distribute it to children and teens who need it most.
The call was launched this month to fight the reduction in daily activity achieved by many children.
In July, a report by the DCMS select committee, using data from Sport England, said 100,000 fewer children were reaching the recommended level of 60 minutes of activity per day in 2020 than in 2019. The pandemic has also reduced children’s access to sports facilities and made it more difficult. for many families to afford sports equipment and equipment.
The BBC Out The Nation Kit aims to help improve the situation across the UK. It is broadcast on 39 local BBC radio stations and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will last until October.
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Distribution of sports kits to those in need
The BBC works with partners across the country. He invites the public to donate unwanted and undamaged sports equipment so that it can be distributed to children and adolescents who need it most.
Chris Burns, Head of Audio and Digital for BBC England, said:
“Make A Difference was a phenomenal success during the lockdown and I’m proud that the 39 local BBC radio stations are involved in helping young people get access to the sports equipment and equipment they need. to get fit and stay healthy with Kit Out The Nation. “
The Make a difference campaign calls on the public to donate kits and spare equipment, as well as to businesses and charities willing to donate their premises for donations, collections and distribution of the clean kit.
There are many donation points across the UK where businesses and organizations have donated their space and facilities to collect sports equipment. The BBC has, however, requested that the donations not be delivered to its offices as it is unable to process them.
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