Kit Out the Nation

Brixton Recreation Centre is supporting the BBC Radio ‘Kit Out the Nation’ campaign between 4th September and 2nd October, 2021 by helping to provide sports clothing and equipment to children and young people. If you have sports kit that is clean and in good condition that you or your family no longer need, you could make a real difference to a young person’s ability to access sport, by making a donation.

Brixton Recreation Centre has long been aware of the issue around access to sport and exercise because of the affordability of kit. The situation has been compounded by the pandemic and this is our chance to help to improve that situation. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published a report on 29th July 2021 where they said data from Sport England showing 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019 was “of significant concern”. There are other benefits – it’s recycling on a grand scale. Good condition equipment that would otherwise go to landfill getting an extended life, it benefits the environment.

If you are, or know of a charity or company with schemes that can help with access to sport kit. Or a campaign not listed who would like to share details with the BBC’s Make a Difference Kit out the Nation campaign, please contact them using this online form.

If you have any old or unused sports kit in good condition that can be passed on to a child in need please donate by dropping them into the drop boxes kindly donated by Access Self Storage (Streatham Branch) at Brixton Recreation Centre (address below). It is recommended that you bag up any kit or equipment prior to donation. As collection centres can refuse to accept items that are not bagged.

Brixton Recreation Centre
27, Brixton Station Road, Brixton SW9 8QQ

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 06:30 – 22:00; Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

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