Porthcawl ParkRun Donation in Collaboration with Bridgend County Borough Running League
In January we were contacted on behalf of Bridgend County Borough Running League – many of their members had commented that they had an excess of running kit, and they wanted to donate it to a good cause.
BCBRL were hosting their annual awards ceremony on Saturday 25th January 2020 and asked us along to take their donations. As many of the runners were running at Porthcawl Parkrun prior to their awards ceremony, we decided to open up our donation bins to everyone who was at parkrun.
The weather was freezing! But it didn’t stop many runners bringing along lots of their old kit that still had plenty of life left in it. As always, we explained prior to the event that we are happy to take ALL SPORTS RELATED DONATIONS! Subsequently, we had our first set of skis donated!
In total we received approximately 1200 units of clothing and equipment donated to us.
We received nearly 400 race t-shirts, which we’re hoping to recycle into alternative items to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability at running events. This was echoed by the BCBRL in their awards ceremony – no t-shirts were given as prizes, instead winners were given wooden trophies, biodegradable and with a smaller carbon footprint.
Due to the success of this donation we are now going to be at Pontypridd Parkrun on February 22nd February and at Bryn Bach Parkrun on March 28th 2020.
These items are then put for sale in Too Good To Waste in Ynyshir (near Porth) at affordable prices, so everyone can afford to buy the kit they need to take part in sport. The money raised from these sales then supports local sporting projects, such as walking rugby.
For more information on Play It Again Sport, please contact Natasha Burnell:
Natasha.Burnell@peopleandwork.org.uk or 07375 894007