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Donate unwanted sports kit at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre

Donate unwanted sports kit at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre

Residents are being asked to dig through their drawers and see if they can spare any unwanted sports kit for children.


Queen’s Park Sports Centre and The Healthy Living Centre is taking part in Kit Out The Nation, a BBC project that aims to collect good quality unwanted sports kit and distribute it to schools so that all children can take part in more physical activity.

Clean and usable kit or small sports equipment can be dropped off at both centres until Saturday 16 October and this will then be shared with local schools.

Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“It’s really important that children have the opportunity to participate in physical activity at school, not only is it great for their health and wellbeing - it can also lead to increased physical activity levels when they grow up. If a lack of kit is one of the barriers to participation, then it’s important that we can help ensure everyone can take part.

“Please have a look through your house and see if you have any kit or small equipment that you’d be happy to share, you can then hand it in at reception and we’ll make sure it gets to where it’s needed.”

In July, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published data from Sport England which showed 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019 and it was "of significant concern".

The aim is to collect unwanted but usable everyday items of sports kit (clothing) and regular small games equipment that a young person can use in an activity, such as balls, bats and rackets.

Find out more about Kit Out The Nation on the BBC’s website:

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