At Play Netball, we are trying to reduce our contribution to plastic waste, which is why when a team wins a season we have suggested instead of trophies, teams can receive a new ball or set of bibs. However, one of our winners from the Newbury Wednesday league, Victorious Secrets politely declined and instead asked for a contribution to be donated to The Netball Development Trust, which we accepted.
£35 has been donated to The Netball Development Trust, who are a UK registered charity which delivers netball at grassroots level to children in some of the least developed regions in the world, most notably Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. They use netball as a tool to bring communities together and deliver ‘sexual and reproductive health’ awareness to boys and girls. If you wish to find out more about the charity, please visit https://www.netballtrust.co.uk/impact-updates.
With there being so many great charitable organisations around, we’ve decided to now make donations to a chosen charity an option for all winning teams when selecting a prize. None of the other prize categories will be removed but we hope to see many more of our teams, like Victorious Secrets choose this alternative when claiming their prize.
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