Massive donation of sports equipment helps young people in need in Malvern

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Up to 20 garbage bags containing clothing and sports equipment were donated to two recreation centers in the Malvern Hills district to help young people in need.

The Kit Out the Nation campaign, which ran throughout September, encouraged people to donate their used and good quality sports clothing and equipment.

Donations included everyday sportswear, as well as more unusual donations such as several sets of golf clubs, skis, an archery set and an exercise bike.

Donations will be given to local schools and distributed to young people.

Cllr Sarah Rouse, Head of Malvern Hills District Council, said: “It’s wonderful to see the local community come together and donate their unused athletic clothes.

“These items will make a real difference in the lives of children and youth by giving them the opportunity to become more active.

“It’s also giving new life to good quality equipment that would otherwise gather dust in someone’s closet.”

Dave Reynolds, Head of Fitness at Malvern Splash, said: “The Kit Out the Nation campaign has been a fantastic success. Local schools will benefit immensely from the success of this campaign and reach out to the children and adolescents who need it most.

“We would like to thank everyone who kindly donated during this campaign as it will make a difference for many.”


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