29 January 2014, 11:04am
Bath Rugby have once again teamed up with ground-breaking sports kit recycling scheme, LV= SOS Kit Aid, to launch a fresh appeal, asking schools and local rugby clubs in the area to donate their old kit to help give thousands of disadvantaged young people from the UK and abroad the chance to participate in grassroots rugby.
'The Big Kit Challenge' will challenge classes and teammates to donate as much unwanted kit as possible to help children in 26 disadvantaged countries all around the world and in inner city projects in the UK.
Since 2001, LV=SOS Kit Aid has been supported by the IRB (International Rugby Board). In 2011, the programme expanded into cricket, with LV= as the title sponsors, along with support from The Lord's Taverners and the ECB (England Cricket Board). Since March 2013, LV= SOS Kit Aid expanded into squash with support from the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash & Racketball Foundation.
If you want to register your school or club to take up the challenge, head to the LV=SOS Kit Aid website here and register, with prizes available to those that donate.
Even if you are not linked with a school or rugby club, or live outside Bath, but have some kit that you no longer use, there are kit bins in the Bath Rugby Ticket Office, on
Pulteney Bridge, where you can donate your unwanted kit.