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SOS Kit Aid News

A regular article from Michelle Beet, our Marketing Communications Consultant.

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SOS Kit Aid Announces New Partnership with W Rugby

SOS Kit Aid is delighted to announce a partnership deal with new UK rugby ball supplier, W RUGBY.  

The deal between this well-known rugby charity and the new UK rugby ball supplier will see the two parties working hand in hand to support grassroots rugby globally.  Through their partnership, they will deliver brand new rugby balls to clubs, schools and communities around the world, who struggle to raise funds for rugby equipment.

W RUGBY are leaders in rugby inclusivity.  They have committed to donating at least 300 Academy training balls over the coming months to SOS Kit Aid, and on top of that,  for every rugby ball which is purchased, they will donate another straight back into grassroots rugby, through their Won for Won Project.

John Broadfoot, CEO of SOS Kit Aid said, “We’re thrilled to be in partnership with a company who shares the same vision and values.  We are both focussed on helping disadvantaged grassroots rugby countries, whilst at the same time protecting the environment.”

W RUGBY founders, Dovy Cornerford and Andy Lewis said,” Establishing a partnership with a well-established charity such as SOS Kit Aid that has already done so much for the rugby community around the world will help us take Project: Won for Won to the next level.  It means we can have a greater positive impact on young people playing rugby globally, giving back to grassroots, where it’s needed most.”

Kit Collections Are Restarting

With the changes to government Covid Guidelines coming into effect on Monday 29th March we are very pleased to announce that SOS Kit Aid will be restarting kit collections around the UK. There are a number of requests in the pipeline but we aim to clear the backlog as soon as possible. We will also be aiming to make mutiple collections on each trip in order to minimize the number of journeys made and will need to carry out the collections outdoors.

Many thanks for your patience and please keep the kit donations coming.

See the official government Roadmap HERE

Any queries, please contact your local collector. Contact details can be found on this website on The Regions page. (See the Tab at the top of this page)

Our Golf Days for 2021 Are Back ON - Put the Dates in Your Diary!

Following the Government's latest announcement made on 23rd February, we are excited that certain restrictions will be lifted against the road-map outlined. As part of this, from 29th March, outdoor sport facilities will re-open, and golf, tennis and formally organised outdoor sports can restart.

With this in mind, we are already planning our ever popular SOS Golf Days.

Please put the following dates in your diary and more details will follow soon:-

Friday 25th June - North West SOS Golf Day  

Staining Lodge Golf Club, Blackpool

Contact Andy Thompson:   frufc@btinternet.com  or  07973 600092

Thursday 8th July - East Midlands SOS Golf Day 

Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club, South Leicestershire                                                                                                        

Contact Gary Welsh:   GaryWelsh@RFU.com  or  07970 516218

Friday 10th September  - South West SOS Golf Day  

Kingsdown Golf Club, near Corsham, Wiltshire

Contact Richard Westaway:   richard@rwwtc.co.uk  or  07775 824174

A Much Needed Shipment to Fiji

SOS Kit Aid is delighted to advise that thanks to John Rasovo MD of Southpac Freight Services Ltd, SOS kit donors www.bigyellow.co.uk, World Rugby and the Pacific Island Rugby Group, we are delivering half a tonne of much needed quality rugby kit to the Fijian Rugby Union this week. Parts of Fiji were badly damaged by recent cyclones and much kit was lost. The kit is going to Simon Raiwalui- Performance Director of Fijian Rugby and will be sent to Northern parts of Fiji badly affected by the cyclones. 

John Broadfoot CEO of SOS Kit Aid said “We are delighted to be able to assist our comrades in Fiji. We have supplied kit before to Samoa after their disastrous Tsunami (paid for by World Rugby) and to Fiji ( courtesy of the Scottish RFU). We are hoping to attract more sponsors/ supporters soon to deliver even more in the coming months. In the meantime we are so grateful to John Rasovo for his kind gesture to deliver at no cost. The SOS kit delivery is generating some excitement in Fiji itself”.  

Big Yellow Self Storage Sponsor SOS Kit Aid

SOS Kit Aid is delighted to announce a sponsorship link up with the prestigious Big Yellow Self Storage Company. Big Yellow Storage has a proud record of environmental sustainability and SOS Kit Aid, having won three environmental awards for it’s work, is delighted to work with Big Yellow to improve the lives of over a quarter million disadvantaged youngsters in 44 emerging countries around the world. Big Yellow has a proud record too on assisting charities throughout  the UK and we are delighted to be associated with them. With Big Yellow’s help we have improved our kit storage facilities throughout the UK and boosted our activities and we very much look forward to working with Big Yellow throughout the UK.
 
Anthony Chenery - Head of E Commerce and Marketing Big Yellow Self Storage Company said:
 
“Big Yellow are proud to support SOS KIT AID with the provision of free storage to help the team store, sort and distribute their valuable kit donations” 
 
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