Many young people in the UK and abroad find it hard to access team sports, with one of the main barriers being a simple lack of access to the right kit and equipment.
We receive tonnes of donated kit from all over the UK through a network of local collection hubs. We then sort, pack and redistribute kit to projects across the world – from youth teams in England, to girls’ projects in Brazil, refugee support programmes in Greece and slum projects in India. We also provide kit to our own Wicketz projects.
We also receive kit from major sports clubs and following high profile tournaments – at the Cricket World Cup we were a Cricket for Good partner and received donated kit from some of the international teams playing.
Kit recycling doesn’t mean a few bats for an already established club in Mumbai – we work closely with partners to make sure our shipments go to groups where they can really make a difference. In Jordan, for example, we sent equipment to Right to Play, who are delivering cricket at a refugee project, getting boys and girls to play together and providing fun and laughter to a community which has seen and experienced unimaginable atrocities.
We’re also making an environmental impact – every time a piece of preloved kit comes to us, it gets a second life doing something really valuable!
We receive donated kit from all over the UK. We then sort, pack and redistribute kit to projects all over the world – from youth teams in England, to girls’ projects in Brazil, refugee support programmes in Germany and slum projects in India.