SOS Kit Aid

Addington School – Croydon    
40 kids
Age 11–14 yrs
Inner city estate

Pupil Referral Unit – Clissold Park, Hackney
15 kids
Age 11-16yrs
Excluded from mainstream education

Refugee Cricket Project – Sutton, Croydon
100 kids
Age 14-19yrs
Children that have ended up in the UK from countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

William Morris School – Walthamstow
30 kids
Age 11-19yrs
Special needs school – learning difficulties

West Lea School – Enfield
30 kids
Age 11-19yrs
Special needs school – physical disabilities

Hitz Rugby Project

Kit collected from the Lord's LV= SOS Kit Aid day was donated to the Hitz rugby initiative.

The Hitz rugby initiative, a scheme, partnered by the Metropolitan Police, targets young people at risk of exclusion and anti-social behaviour in inner-London estates. Introducing them to tag, touch and contact rugby, Hitz uses the sport as a means to engage, empower and raise aspirations.

East London Rugby Club from West Ham will also benefit from the Lord's Kit Aid day, as part of The Lord's Taverners Cricket for Change Young offenders programme.

Bristol StreetGames Initiative

The first regional Kit Aid day will directly benefit the Bristol StreetGames intiative, which focuses on delivering a fun, accessible, affordable and inclusive way to get young people of all ages in areas of high deprivation in Central and East Bristol.

Addington School

Addington School, Croydon are the first school to benefit from a kit donation in the UK since LV= SOS Kit Aid's launch in April.

LV= SOS Kit Aid is donating 50kg's of cricket and rugby kit to children aged between 11-14 at Addington School, which is a community school in an area of significant socio-economic deprivation, where 83% of the pupils come from families considered "hard pressed" (the lowest category in the index of multiple deprivation).

Archbishop Tenison's School 

Archbishop Tenison's School, Lambeth, located opposite the iconic Kia Oval Cricket Ground, benefited from an LV= SOS Kit Aid kit donation on the same day that seven of the greatest fast bowlers to have ever lived visited the school to give the children a once in a lifetime coaching session.

Both the donated kit and the legendary bowlers visiting the school should go along way towards encouraging the Lambeth youngsters to play and engage in sport and are yet another set of young people in the UK to benefit from an LV= SOS Kit Aid kit donation.

Stewart Headlam School - Bethnal Green

Stewart Headlam School was the venue for the launch of LV= SOS Kit Aid in April 2011. On the day, children took part in coaching sessions, run by Cricket for Change, and met LV= SOS Kit Aid's star ambassador's Mike Gatting, Matt Perry, Graham Price, Allan Lamb and Ian Salisbury. LV= SOS Kit Aid also made a kit donation to the Bethnal Green school and which will help provide disadvantaged young people with the chance to participate in sporting activities.

2nd Chance Project

LV= SOS Kit Aid has also made a donation of kit to the 2nd Chance Project.

2nd Chance utilises a range of projects and services to engage people and affect lifelong change. The project aim is to raise aspirations, channel potential and enable people to impact positively on their own communities using education, training and work based initiatives.

MCC Project, Taunton

Details to follow