Welcome to the April edition of Women in Sport's eZine. Our latest newsletter features amazing fundraising news from Food and Lycraand a look at ukactive and The Telegraph's latest campaigns.
Food and Lycra raise money for Women in Sport
Food and Lycra, the food and fitness platform, raised £3.528.80 for Women in Sport as part of their International Women's Day event and special edition merchandise collection.
Food and Lycra collaborated with Nike and three female artists to design a unique range of hoodies and t-shirts.
Their incredible donation will enable us to continue our work and create more opportunities for women and girls to participate, work and lead in sport, as well as increase the visibility of women’s sport.
Thank you Food and Lycra!
ukactive Kids teams up with Nike for Active School Hero
ukactive, the sport and leisure partnerships organisation, has launched a new initiative with its kids arm and Nike to recognise primary school staff across London who are helping to get kids moving.
The Active School Hero initiative will identify ‘heroes’ in every London borough, as well as one overall Active School Hero for London who is making an outstanding contribution to getting kids moving.
Women in Sport supports Telegraph Women's Sport's Girls, Inspired campaign
Women in Sport has given its backing to Telegraph Women Sport's Girls, Inspired campaign.
Kate Nicholson, Head of Insight and Innovation commented on the campaign, telling the newspaper: "We welcome the Telegraph’s new campaign to support girls to get active. Our work with the Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active programme and the Project 51 initiative alongside Sported has shown there is a need to address the worrying lack of girls that are meeting daily activity requirements and enjoying sport. Too many girls are also developing deep-rooted negative attitudes towards sport, which then act as barriers throughout life.
"For too long girls have been told what sport they should be doing and why they should be doing it, but we want to empower them to have new experiences and actually have fun.”