Company donates sports equipment to clubs in Surrey

Surrey Specsavers stores have come together to donate over £10,000 worth of sports equipment to local sports groups and clubs across the county to help children get active.

The team of opticians and audiologists financed the purchase of basketballs, soccer balls, tennis rackets, sports bags and various clothing, including shin guards, sports bibs and sweatbands, to donate to community clubs and needy groups.

The initiative complements Specsavers’ continued support of the Surrey Youth Games, the largest youth multi-sport event of its kind in the South East of England, organized by Active Surrey and taking place on Saturday. June 18.

Local county boroughs are offering children ages 6 to 16 access to free sports lessons closer to the games.

To support these boroughs, Active Surrey and Specsavers have provided all participating boroughs with a kit for groups, clubs and individuals taking part in the games.

Speaking on behalf of all Specsavers stores in Surrey, Regional Chairman Mihaela Ovadiuc said: “Many children don’t have access to the kind of sporting opportunities that others take for granted.

“We want everyone to benefit from the feel-good factor sports offerings and remove some of the barriers that prevent the younger generation in our communities from participating. Access to equipment is one simple way we can help.

“We were also able to provide a selection of gear to attendees of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games on June 18. It was a great way to end a very successful day.”

Emma Das, Event Manager at Active Surrey, added: “We know that many clubs in various boroughs are feeling the financial pinch and therefore appreciate the generosity shown by Specsavers.

“They are now able to bolster their existing facilities with shiny new kits and equipment to meet the needs of the children who frequent their clubs.”

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