A few months back, we ran a clothing drive on behalf of Tag Rugby Trust, to help their activities in Zimbabwe. You sent us absolutely loads of your sports clothing and kit – we were blown away by the support!
We wanted to give you an update on exactly how your sports kit is helping, and how the trust is getting on…
All your sports kit has been collected, sorted and packed into a 40-foot shipping container (alongside more sports kit donated by other organisations supporting the trust). The kit is currently making its way from Nottingham to Harare, via Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.
The Trust is absolutely delighted by the generosity and interest shown by our fantastic Freddie’s Flowers family. Donating unwanted sports clothing saves it from landfill, making the clothing drive a sustainable project, as well as a charitable one.
Moreover, the 40-foot shipping container they’ve packed the clothing into will be repurposed as an office building once it arrives in Zimbabwe. How cool is that?
Meanwhile in Harare, the Trust’s Community Food Project is really taking off. The first four Rugby clubs to participate in the scheme have successfully reared their first chickens, with more clubs to follow. This scheme is incredibly empowering, equipping communities with administrative and business skills, as well as a means of food production and income.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Community Food Project is can-do attitude that it brings to each club. In the same way that Tag Rugby is used by the trust to positively engage communities, the Food Project does exactly the same, reaping benefits for everyone involved.
We can’t wait to see how Tag Rugby Trust’s activities continue to develop… and we’re so excited to see all of your clothing arrive in Zimbabwe to be used on the Rugby pitch! Keep your eyes peeled for further updates…
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