MCRactive are thrilled to offer our 15 receptions as drop-off locations for a summer boot amnesty initiative by the Michael Carrick Foundation, in partnership with Trafford Leisure and Manchester City Council.
Launching 26 July, as part of the Carrick Boot Room Campaign, the boot amnesty will help encourage all children to participate in football.
Local people are invited to drop off football boots and astro trainers at Trafford Leisure’s and Manchester City Council’s MCRactive leisure centres. Drop-off bins will be located in all reception areas.
The boots will be cleaned, bagged and redistributed to children at local community football sessions, groups and grassroots clubs.
Michael Carrick says: "The foundation’s work is predominately based in areas of poverty in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear and being able to join in our football sessions means so much to the local children. It's really important that whilst children are playing sport and having fun that they are safe and have the correct, undamaged footwear. We want to ensure that all children have the adequate kit they need to fulfil their full potential, and that any barrier to participation is removed. Donating boots is a simple and effective way of getting the appropriate footwear to local children and ensuring that their experience is a positive one.
“Children’s feet notoriously grow quickly, needing new astro trainers and football boots every six months, well before the shoe is actually worn out. So we decided the best way to address this was to encourage anyone with unwanted or outgrown boots to recycle them by giving them to The Michael Carrick Foundation and letting us pass them onto someone who needs them more.”
Full list of boot drop off locations:
1. Altrincham Leisure Centre
2. Altrincham Golf Course
3. Sale Leisure Centre
4. George H Carnall
5. Stretford Sports Village
6. Partington Sports Village
7. Urmston Leisure Centre
8. Box Football
9. HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
10. National Squash Centre and Manchester Regional Arena
11. Ten Acres Lane Sports Complex (National Taekwondo Centre)
12. Manchester Tennis and Football Centre
13. Belle Vue Sports Village (National Basketball Centre)
14. Manchester Regional Gymnastics Centre
15. Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre
16. North City Family & Fitness Centre
17. Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre
18. Ardwick Sports Centre
19. Manchester Aquatics Centre
20. Hough End Leisure Centre
21. Debdale Outdoor Centre
22. Wythenshawe Forum Leisure
23. Active Lifestyles Centre
Michael Carrick Foundation press enquiries and further information contact:
Jo Tongue at Tongue Tied Media
Tel: 07860 804988 email@example.com