Donate Sports Specific Kit
TRT loves to distribute pre-loved sports equipment amongst the network of Community Clubs and schools that we work with. The vast majority of people engaged with the TRT programmes are primary school children, so anything that is child-sized is perfect, and will be most appropriate for the children we work with. e.g. size 3 and 4 rugby balls.
Any type of sports clothing; tops; shorts; socks; tracksuits etc. will be hugely appreciated, and will be guaranteed to get a whole new lease of life. Of particular interest are full strips that can be used by teams on tournament days. We are very happy to provide photos and reports of your kit in action with its new owners – so you can see where your donation ends up, and the amazing impact it has on those who receive it. We can still use adult kit for our coaches and volunteers, but in UK terms, small and medium size clothing are most suitable. We also really appreciate footwear – TRT volunteers very gratefully receive rugby and/or football boots and trainers.
Over the years we have received all types of kit: tags and belts; tackle pads; post protectors; headguards; used balls, and gum shields. Through our fantastic shipping partners, Salabed Cargo, we have now re-distributed over 10 tonnes of used kit and equipment to children and adults involved in TRT programmes.
Phones & Laptops
Just got a new phone upgrade? Wondering who to pass your old mobile on to? Why not give it to us? We are in desperate need of basic smartphones in order that we can keep in touch with our volunteer network and, importantly, allow them to communicate with each other; post reports; take and send photos etc. If it’s a phone that can run WhatsApp, we can find it a great new home.
Has your office just upgraded all your laptops? Is a family laptop attracting dust, unused in the corner, because everyone now uses a tablet? Whatever the reason, we can make great use of old computers and technology. It doesn’t need to be the latest spec. – as long as it has a word processor, to write reports and letters; a spreadsheet, to do costings and budgets; and ideally something like PowerPoint, to collate and present ideas; we can give it to a Community Club to aid the development of our Young Leaders. Resources like this have an extremely positive effect on those who get access to them. Something we take for granted is usually unavailable to those who live in the communities in which we work.
In addition to sports kit, we are also keen to have normal, everyday clothing to take with us. Many of the communities in which we are active have very limited resources, and the families live on the bread line. Shoes, socks, T-Shirts, jackets, dresses, shorts, jeans and jumpers are always gratefully received by their new owners, and it’s not uncommon to see the same donated shirt still being worn four or five years later. So, if you are coming away with us, clear out your chest of drawers and bring your “hand me downs” with you. Alternatively, if you simply have a stash of clothes that you would like to go to a good home, get in contact, and we can make arrangements to collect them from you.