Plymouth Leander sends unwanted kit to less fortunate children around the the world!


Photo caption: James Blackwell (RAG2) handing the kit over to Dave Cooke the director of the charity at their new warehouse near Wrexham, North Wales.

Swimmers around the world could be seen sporting Plymouth Leander kit after the club donated it's old and obsolete kit to an international aid charity.

The club rebranded its kit after announcing sponsorship by Arena earlier this year - leaving stock that was no longer needed. Swimsuits, t shirts, shorts and tracksuits were among the kit given to the organisation Teams 4U  - which works in countries including Romania, Belarus, Ukraine, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The charity supports projects in local communities, helping young people in need with basic provisions as well as education, training  and sanitation.

Volunteers from the UK visit the countries and use sport to help break down barriers - it's known that bags full of PL swimsuits have been sent to less fortunate children in Belarus and Romania - and will be given out at summer camps for children who have very little.

The donation was organised by Caroline Blackwell - mum of James in RAG2. "It's fantastic to be able to put the unwanted kit to good use," she said. "It's being given to young people in these countries where normally they would not have any, so a group of children in Uganda may be running around playing football wearing PL tracksuits!"