Kit & Caboodle


'Sharing Resources in Community Sport'

A new community enterprise was developed throughout 2014 by Linwood Community Development Trust - with funding support from the Climate Challenge Fund. It provides a recycling and kit wash facility, helping local families and coaches save time, energy and money – the whole Kit & Caboodle!

Washing and drying sports kits uses a lot of energy, adding to Scotland’s overall carbon emissions. Kit & Caboodle has been working with 8 local teams throughout 2014 and washed more than 150 loads of football kits which has made a saving of 270kg on carbon emissions!

 

The project also encourages people to recycle pre-loved football kits, sports equipment, boots, shin guards and clothing. Through our recycle bins, the project has received over 350kg of donations which would otherwise have been sent to landfill. This equates to a reduction of 7 tonnes on carbon emissions!

All of this has been supported by dedicated volunteers who have provided over 200 hours to the project so far!



“The Climate Challenge Fund supports grassroots community organisations to take action on climate change. The Kit & Caboodle project is a great example of the simple types of action that can be taken to reduce a community’s carbon footprint and I am glad to hear of the progress that Linwood Community Development Trust are making.” David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager, Scottish Government


Want to donate pre-loved kit or have your kits washed, please get in touch:

Twitter: @linwoodkit

Facebook: /LinwoodKit

Email: lewis@linwoodtrust.org.uk

Phone: 01505 337002

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