The picture above shows a mountain of clothes washed up on Ghana beach. Here at Rotherham United Community Trust we want to try and do something positive to address this. We have been working closely with Georgie Kelly ready for launching our kit recycling scheme at today’s home game against Preston North End.
More than one hundred million items of used clothing drop from circulation and go to waste each year in Ghana’s capital alone but the problem isn’t restricted to Ghana, where the trust will visit next month on a humanitarian mission, or Africa alone, here at home we are adding ever more items to this “fast fashion” culture every year.
What happens to the previous season’s designs once the latest releases are launched in the summer? How do families afford to keep up with the demand?
Supporters are invited reduce their home kit mountains and deposit replica kits, training kits and football boots into our collection bins at the Fan Zone. We will then be opening a Swap Shop in the Goal Zone. The swap shop will open once per month on a date and time to be confirmed.
Do you need the next size up but can’t justify the expense? No problem, bring in your item from a previous season, pick up another item in the size you need and off you go, still sporting The Millers colours and doing your bit for the environment as well! Nothing to swap but the kids are in desperate need of a new kit or pair of boots? No problem, we know finances are tight right now, help yourself, all we ask that when you need the next size up bring the item back in good condition so someone else can love it too!
With the launch of our environmental sustainability strategy, Rotherham United Community Trust are looking for local partners to help us to go green and help our supporters to join the green movement. If you can help us; please get in touch:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01709 827767.
October Half-Term Holiday Camps
Just as the new school year starts, the first half-term soon comes around! RUCT are happy to be hosting our football focused Future Stars October Half-Term camps at Wickersley School and Sports College.
For children aged 5 – 14 years, join us for 5 Full days of football, with training from our experienced coaches, competitions, games & tournaments. As well as a visit from some of the RUFC and RUWFC 1st team players!
We are provide flexible pick up and drop off times (main activities start 10am and conclude 3pm but we have fun games/matches/free play between 9-10am & 3-4pm), making this suitable for all families. Bring your own packed lunch, water bottle & clothing suitable for the weather forecast. We have access to both indoor sports halls and the astro turf outdoors so please bring suitable footwear for both (indoor trainers & astro turf football boots/trainers).
If this sounds like something a little one you know would love, book your space now!
Sponsor RUCT For Their Humanitarian Aid Trip to Ghana!
This year, in October 8 young people and 4 staff, will spend 10 days working with Ghanian young people and communities who cannot access an education due to lack of availability and finances.
We are approaching the FINAL push of fundraising and we have £5,000 left to fundraise. We are now looking for trip sponsors, which comes with some incredible opportunities for the organisation’s or business that sponsor us! If you would like to find out more information about sponsorships or to just donate, please email: email@example.com.