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Australia, England stars launch Lord's Taverners sports kit recycling scheme

Sarah Taylor, Heather Knight and Georgia Elwiss get behind the launch
Sarah Taylor, Heather Knight and Georgia Elwiss get behind the launch
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Kristen Beams and Jess Cameron show their support
Kristen Beams and Jess Cameron show their support
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England stars Georgia Elwiss, Heather Knight and Sarah Taylor and their Australian counterparts Jess Cameron and Kristen Beams have helped the Lord's Taverners' launch its sports kit recycling scheme.

The scheme is designed to provide thousands of young people around the world with recycled kit to enable them to participate in sport.

Giving youngsters recycled kit will break down one of the key barriers to getting involved in sport.

To find out where to donate kit, go to www.lordstaverners.org/sportskitrecycling to give a sporting chance today.

The England trio put their Ashes rivalry to one side and joined forces with Australian internationals Beams and Cameron to raise awareness of the scheme, which is encouraging individuals, clubs and schools to donate sports kit between 14th and 30th September.

Red bins have been placed at county cricket grounds and sports shops ready for any unwanted cricket, rugby and football kit to be collected and sent around the world.

Already, the scheme has helped youngsters in Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Romania, Uganda, the UK, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Knight, who has spent time herself in Rwanda, is pleased to be able to do anything she can to help out.

"I've seen the impact first hand in Rwanda, how essential this kit is for people that have very little and it gives them the chance to enjoy the sport we love," she said.

"I would like to encourage anyone who has outgrown their sports kit or no longer uses it to donate to the scheme and help others fulfil their sporting potential."

Lord’s Taverners CEO Paul Robin added: "This scheme is vital in giving thousands of young people across the world a sporting chance, providing them with the kit they badly need in order to engage in their chosen sport.

"Without this kit, the chances of these youngsters being able to take part in sport are greatly reduced, which is why we are so grateful to each and every person who kindly donates their unwanted sports gear."

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