On Friday 23rd June 2017, workplaces across the UK donned their sports gear to help raise funds for Women in Sport’s work to transform sport for the benefit of women and girls.
Teams from organisations including Derbyshire Constabulary, British Para-Swimming, UK Sport, Boudavida and FP Mailing got into the spirit of things by going into work kitted out in their best cycling, rugby, netball, running and even swimming gear!
Sports Kit Day took place as part of Women’s Sport Week, and was an opportunity for supporters to celebrate women’s sporting achievements and to raise funds for Women in Sport’s work to empower women and girls through an within sport. Funds raised will help to improve access to sport for women and girls who face barriers to being active, as well as supporting research and campaigning activities to ensure that the needs of women and girls are better represented at all levels in sport.
Here’s a few of our favourite photos that were sent it!
We really wanted to get behind Women in Sport week because we all hold the shared aspiration of improving sport for women and girls across the country that want to participate and be physically active. As a programme we have a 50/50 gender split and in our support staff we have strong female leadership across most areas. Everyone in the sport was behind the ‘wear your kit to work day’ to support the fantastic initiative. We hope that our fantastic female athletes inspire all women and girls but particularly those with impairments to try any sport they are interested in
We work with a range of sporting brands and sporting events in the UK, we think it’s great that this charity encourages women and girls as well as boys and men to take part in sports. We have a few sports enthusiasts in the office so Sport Kit Friday went down very well!
Like Women in Sport, Synergy wants equal opportunities for women and girls in sport; one way of doing this is through visibility and engagement which is why we chose to support the Women in Sport’s Wear Your Kit to Work fundraising initiative. We also raised funds for our very own Chiya Louie who competed at Euros with GB Women’s Softball team last week and qualified for the 2018 ISF World Championships in Japan. We are committed to the progress of women’s sport and this year we launched 1+51, Synergy’s commitment to Women’s Sport 52 weeks a year with a pledge to support governing bodies with pro-bono creative work. Later this year we will kick off our employee ‘Back to School’ initiative to raise awareness of careers for women in sport as well as Spotlight features, raising the profile of women that work in sport. Watch this space!
Lisa Parfitt, Managing Director.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved in Sports Kit Day 2017 – your support will make a big difference by helping women and girls to live happier and healthier lives. If you took part you can pay in the money you raised here.