People can now donate an unlimited amount of cricket equipment to those in developing countries thanks to a new partnership between Cricket Without Boundaries and LV= SOS Kit Aid.
At the click of a button, those interested can arrange to have their old kit picked up from their home, school or club and delivered to places all over the world - including CWB project countries Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda.
Cricket Without Boundaries executive Hannah Weaver said: "We often have people that want to donate kit but there is a limit to what we have been able to take on projects due to the baggage allowance on flights.
“We have always done our best to take as much as possible but the issue has been what do we do when we have more kit than we can take out? It made perfect sense to go with LV= SOS Kit Aid as they have provided us with any easy solution. Now if anyone wants to donate gear we can just put them in touch with LV= SOS Kit Aid.”
CWB is a cricket development and HIV/AIDS awareness charity that uses the sport to help educate people on how to protect themselves from the disease. The volunteer-run organisation has run more than 40 projects in nine African countries, coaching more than 30, 00 children and training more than 2000 coaches.
All kit given to LV= SOS Kit Aid through CWB will be delivered to people in developing countries learning to play cricket; it will be delivered to the different cricket associations in each country to be distributed by them and volunteers on CWB projects.
Jill Kennedy, programme manager at LV= SOS Kit Aid, said: "We are delighted to agree this partnership with CWB. It will be really mutually beneficial as they have projects but not the means to deliver kit whereas we can deliver kit but don't have our own projects.
“By working with CWB's country managers we know the kit will end up in the proper destination and we will be able to let track who gets it.”
To donate your old cricket kit, click here.