EQUITYSPORT FEATURE IN LATEST REPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR SPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
The equality in sport charity, equitysport feature in the latest report on the future of sport from the International Platform for Sport and Development.
The report, published by the International Platform for Sport and Development summarises recommendations on reimagining the future of sport and development, including crowdsourced insights from over 30 different countries on six different continents.
As the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly affected sport, including the use of sport in development, the International Platform for Sport and Development suggest that now is an opportune moment to question the role of sport in society.
equitysport have consistently argued for a radical rethink on how sport operates once the COVID 19 pandemic has been brought under control, contending that now is the time to push equality, diversity and equal opportunity centre stage within the global sporting ecosystem.
The report from the International Platform for Sport & Development can be read in full via the equitysport website.
EQUITYSPORT LAUNCH 24 HOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT AS PART OF GIVING TUESDAY
This #GivingTuesday, that's 1st of December 2020, equitysport Founder, Tim Harper is going to walk for 24 hours straight to raise money to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunities in global sport.
Initially, the plan was to start at the Olympic Torch Sculpture in Guildford, Surrey at 00:00 on Tuesday morning, Tim would have walked, stopping only when nature calls for the subsequent 24 hours, meandering through the Surrey countryside into London, and finishing the walk at the Olympic Stadium in East London.
Sadly, on 5th November, England will enter into a second national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following careful consideration and a comprehensive risk assessment, we have made the difficult decision to modify the #24STR8 event for 2020. Instead of Tim walking from Guildford to London via a 100 mile route, he will now walk for 24 hours on a treadmill, which we will livestream to our amazing supporters.
We have been working on this contingency plan for some time, and are busy pulling out all the stops to create a truly memorable event to raise awareness and funds for our mission, and to have a lot of fun to the process! Stay tuned as we share updates on how the event will take shape!!
It's been a hugely challenging for the charity sector at large, but particularly for small international development charities like us. Our fundraising plans have been decimated by COVID-19 and the restrictions to our daily lives, but, despite the difficult circumstances, we have continued to deliver our support to some of the most under-served and disadvantaged sporting communities in the world.
This #GivingTuesday, we are determined to finish the year with a celebration of community spirit, pulling together to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport. Join us by supporting the challenge with a donation, big or small to make sport fairer.
If you are a business and would like to become part of the #24STR8 event, why not sponsor an hour and benefit from a range of activations leading up to the event, during your sponsored hour and after the event. Or pledge to donate a % of sales from the 24 hour period to our mission
To speak with the team, please get in touch via email@example.com or get in contact through Work For Good.