Worcester Warriors is appeal to its fans to take part in the LV= SOS Kit Aid ‘Big Kit Challenge’. LV= SOS Kit Aid, in partnership with The Lord’s Taverners, provides disadvantaged youngsters in the UK and overseas with recycled rugby and cricket kit. Warriors and other LV= Cup clubs will be looking to donate the most kit and help get disadvantaged youngsters playing sport.
The ‘Big Kit Challenge’ will see Worcester fans compete with their club rivals to donate the most unused and unwanted kitbefore the LV= Cup Round 4 concludes when Warriors take on Ospreys. To encourage as many people as possible to donate kit, LV= SOS Kit Aid is offering the winning club’s fans the chance to nominate a local school or club to receive a full set of rugby kit.
Worcester fans should take all kit donations to the Sixways Store at Sixways on or before Saturday, February 4, when it will be collected and weighed by officials from LV= SOS Kit Aid. The winning club will be announced on the LV= SOS Kit Aid Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lvsoskitaid.
Encouraging fans to support the challenge, Worcester skipper Chris Pennell said: “There are too many disadvantaged young people in the UK and overseas who have little or no access to sport and the LV= SOS Kit Aid Big Kit Challenge provides a great opportunity for rugby fans to donate any clean, unwanted kit and have a positive impact on young people’s lives, while helping bring us the first title of 2012.”
Samantha Preece, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at LV=, said: “Playing sport helps children learn vital life skills and yet many are unable to participate in sports such as cricket and rugby as they do not have the right kit. By recycling and redistributing unwanted sports kit among children from disadvantaged communities we can help them access a wider range of sports that they might not have otherwise enjoyed.”
The ‘Big Kit Challenge’ is the next step in the award-winning scheme’s ambitious pledge to recycle 26,000kgs of sporting equipment by the end of the year and get 26,000 young people playing sport. The campaign has the backing of celebrity ambassadors including rugby heroes Gareth Chilcott, Matt Perry and current England rugby star, James Haskell.