Kit out the Nation

We are proud to support the BBC’s campaign to Kit out the Nation

As we all emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, the BBC’s local radio stations across England are coming together to help children and families.

In a recent report, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published data from Sport England which showed 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019 and it was “of significant concern”.

One issue is around access to sport and exercise because of the affordability of kit, and the situation has been compounded by the pandemic.

As a result, good condition equipment, that would otherwise go to landfill or simply remain in cupboards, could get an extended life and help a young person get active.

From Saturday 4 September until Friday 15 October the BBC are aiming to get kit and sports equipment to the schools and clubs where a young person may use it and here at Active Centres we are proud to be involved as a kit collection point.

Together, we hope to help get the nation’s young people more active.


If you have any clean sports kit, in good condition and would like to donate it to a great cause, please pack it up in a bag and drop it over to our brilliant team in our Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre. Details for this can be found below.

Our Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre is accepting donations for BBC’s Kit out the Nation campaign between Saturday 4 September until Friday 15 October.


Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre
Church Road
Staple Hill
BS16 4RH


Mon, Tues & Thursday: 6.15am – 9.15pm
Wed & Friday: 6.15am – 9.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am to 3.00pm
Sunday: 8.00am to 8.30pm