Donated Scooters For Solidarity Sports
Solidarity Sports believe in the transformative power of play. Through their work in West London, they have seen hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, or those that have experienced trauma, become a part of their family through their wide and varied activities, which offer something for everyone. Established in 2007, they first focused on sports, but since then have added healthy eating initiatives, arts activities, educational group trips, mentorship programmes, and holidays in the UK and abroad.
What binds these programmes is a commitment to creating a safe, open-minded, inclusive and loving environment, where everyone can play together, and happy memories are made.
Having spruced up his own children's scooters and given them to local nursery schools, Justin hit on the idea of persuading local eBayers to donate scooters to him rather than sell them. After initially funding the required spare parts himself and finding worthy homes for donated scooters, he contacted our Scooter Aid programme.Our own Danielle Barclay offered to supply the spare parts he needed for free and she also connected him with Solidarity Sports. Soon enough Justin had gathered and repaired 12 Micro Scooters and a few other balance bikes and trikes, to donate to this year's Solidarity Sports summer camp in London.
Katherine Yorke from Solidarity Sports, who coordinated the donation had this to say "The scooters have been amazing! Thank you so much for this incredibly kind donation. The youngest group especially cannot go a day without playing with the scooters and on a daily basis I have to battle with trying to persuade the little ones that we can play with the scooters after lunch if we go to arts and crafts first!" At the end of the summer camp the scooters and trikes will be gifted to children who've excelled during their time with Solidarity Sports. Justin is already working on securing more second-hand scooters for future donations to Solidarity Sports as well as other charities, schools and local children.