Marling School pupils collect a record amount of sports gear for charity

Gloucester Rugby captain Tom Savage and Marling School staff and students with the old sport kit collected for LV=SOS

Gloucester Rugby captain Tom Savage and Marling School staff and students with the old sport kit collected for LV=SOS

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

GENEROUS students and staff at Marling School have donated a record stash of sports kit to help those less fortunate around the world.

More than a tonne of clothing was donated to the LV=SOS Kit Aid project, which recycles old sports kits and sends it to youngsters who need it abroad and in the UK.

Gloucester Rugby club captain Tom Savage visited the school on Thursday, January 23, to take collection of the kit, which is the largest single amount the charity has seen.

Mark Nicholson, head of PE, said: "It was really heart-warming to see the students give their time and effort into the project.

"It has been a great success and students can take pride in the fact that young people are going to have the benefit and enjoyment of playing sport thanks to their donations."

Unwanted kit was also donated by Stroud Rugby Club, Stroud High School and Minchinhampton Junior Football Club.

Cam builders merchant Buildit provided a portable skip for the school to collect the clothing, which could cover the sports hall floor.

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