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Breaking down barriers to getting active

Reducing sedentary levels and getting kids active is a grave modern-day challenge. Lack of equipment is a contributing factor which the initiative tackles by putting the right sports equipment into the hands of young people.

The initiative makes a conscious effort to ensure disadvantaged children are getting opportunities to play. To date over 3000 children now have had the opportunity to try their hand at cricket and increase their activity levels.

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20%

Only 20% of primary school children meet the minimum guidelines for physical activity.

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3000+

To date over 3000 children now have the opportunity to play cricket and become active.

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10 miles

Edgbaston Foundation have been able to achieve a reach of 10 miles from Edgbaston.

WMCA plays it’s part

We are delighted that the West Midlands Combined Authority is supporting our Bat Giveaway in 2020/21. This has enabled an additional 1,500 bats and balls to be distributed amongst deprived communities in our region.

The Bat Giveaway helped to launch the Mayor’s Giving initiative. The initiative encourages businesses to continually support local charities, community groups and good causes across the region. As part of the launch, we joined Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands, and 4 community groups for a virtual giveaway.

Local authorities continue to back to Bat Giveaway. To celebrate the inaugural Mayor’s Giving Day in 2019, Andy Street joined us for a Bat Giveaway in a local primary school. We have also been joined by Edgbaston MP, Preet Gill, in previous years.

Support the Edgbaston Foundation

Or contact our Head of Community Engagement Ravi Masih on ravindermasih@edgbaston.com.