SOS Kit Aid


Pupils from the Addington School in Croydon have been presented with rugby and cricket kit by
women’s rugby cup finalist, Amy Turner, in LV= SOS Kit Aid's first ever UK kit donation.

Addington School’s pupils have limited access to sport due to a lack of equipment funding.
Thanks to LV= SOS Kit Aid this is set to change, with England women’s rugby player Amy Turner presenting
30 full sets of rugby kit and 15 full sets of cricket kit to the pupils on 14 July.

The action-packed day saw local LV= employees from Croydon join the ranks as 50 pupils aged 11-14 years old
participated in rugby and cricket coaching sessions hosted by LV= SOS Kit Aid which provided first-hand
experience of the benefits and skills associated with sport including teamwork, discipline and the
health benefits of exercise.

Commenting on the programme, Amy Turner, said, “Sport can have such a positive impact on young people,
providing physical health benefits as well as teaching vital life skills like teamwork and respect.
It is a sad fact that hundreds of thousands of youngsters across the UK don’t get the chance to play s
port due to a lack of kit so it’s amazing to see a scheme like LV= SOS Kit Aid trying to tackle this problem.”

Andrew Glatter, LV= head of social responsibility, said: “We are really pleased that the collection days
have been so successful and that we can now begin to distribute the kit to those who need it.
Thursday was a very special day for the scheme as until now collected kit has always been distributed overseas and
we are delighted to be able to help a local school with the first donation of the year."