Where the Kit goes?
The map below illustrates where we have helped young people, both in the UK and abroad, in 2013.
Total Countries Visited: 18
Please read a few examples below, that explain just how big a difference kit deliveries from SOS Kit Aid can make in children's lives both in the UK and abroad:
Addington High School, Croydon
After receiving rugby and cricket kit, Darren Bernatovitch, PE teacher, said: “The kit we received from SOS Kit Aid has had a huge impact on our pupils. It has helped them get more involved in sport during and after curriculum. It’s also made pupils feel part of a team and get involved in sports they haven’t had access to before.”
2nd Chance project, Bristol
Rugby and cricket kit was delivered to the 2nd Chance project in Bristol, which engages with young offenders. The project had young people who couldn’t take part in sporting activities as they couldn’t afford sports clothes. After receiving a full set of rugby kit, including boots, Alex, aged 17, said: “You don’t know how much this means to me. I really wanted to play sport as I could see everyone else having fun, but I couldn’t get my trainers dirty as there were the only pair I had.”
Hungarian Rugby Union
Pál Túri, President of the HRFU wrote to thank SOS Kit Aid for the donation of rugby kit. “We are so grateful for the kit SOS Kit Aid has sent. In the beginning, we really struggled to start up new sides, you have helped us to fill this gap. We now have kids as young as 8 playing rugby – seeing the smiles on their faces when they received their new team kit has caused everyone a great deal of happiness.”
Courtney Walsh Foundation, Jamaica
A large shipment of cricket kit was sent to the Courtney Walsh Foundation in Jamaica. Courtney said: “The young people involved in the Foundation were ecstatic at receiving kit from SOS Kit Aid. It is so important that they have their own kit so they feel pride at being part of the team. The youngsters come from deprived areas and would never be able to own their own kit unless you had stepped in.”
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