WAYS TO HELP
1. COME ON TOUR
Come volunteer with us
Our tour parties consist of volunteers (from the UK and other countries) who want an experience with a difference. They are generally netballers, or have a love for sport, and want to make a difference.
Each volunteer raises funds for the trip and supports us to provide netballs, bibs, whistles and other required essentials to the schools and communities we work with.
Volunteers who partake in an NDT tour have a unique opportunity to be part of a cross-cultural experience and contribute to the lives of children, who often have very little. Without exception, our volunteers tell us that it has been an experience of a lifetime and that they have built life-long friendships and bonds that go far beyond the sport.
Our volunteers work closely with children in a coaching capacity, although previous coaching or netball experience is not a pre-requisite to work with us. We welcome volunteers who can bring different skill sets to the group, so please get in touch if you want to know more, or think you can offer us your support in any way (from buying a wristie, coming on tour, or offering us your lottery win!).
As one volunteer said “This tour has changed the way I think about coaching and my life in general. It has been a fantastic experience.”
To learn more about coming on tour, you can read our tour reports! [add links below]
NDT Uganda and Kenya Tour Report 2017
Kenya and Uganda Tour Report by Katrina Burt
Kenya Tour Report by Olivia Hellas
Kenya Tour Report by Rachael Lickorish
Uganda Tour Report by Katrina Venner
2. RAISE FUNDS
Get involved in supporting our projects
As with any charity we really need your support. There is so much more we could do with a little extra funding. We would love to have permanent courts marked in all the countries we work in, albeit with oil and basic provisions. We would love to offer new t-shirts, bibs and balls to each school and community group we work with. We would love to make our volunteers into permanent staff, so they can run our projects 365 days a year without struggling themselves. We would love to expand our sexual health programmes (education and sanitary pads) into more schools so more young people are engaged. Please click here to donate – thank you.
Do you have a club or league charity of the year?
Could your club/uni team put on a fundraiser for us? Could you coordinate it?
Donate personally – see the easy “donate” buttons
Promote us in your area/school/club/university/work
recommend us to your employer so they can fundraise
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3. DONATE KIT AND EQUIPMENT
Until we develop local seamstresses to help us to make kit, we want to take out as much as possible so that each school has a basic level of kit and equipment.
They need balls, bibs, trainers and team kits in sets of 10 so they can feel an identity and pride for their school when they play in tournaments and matches.
Many of our children play in school uniform and bare feet. They don’t have changing rooms, PE kit and spare everything like many of us do, so we want to help them feel proud of their netball.
We store all our donations here:
Big Yellow Self Storage Company
8 Advent Way,
Could you help us by donating netball kit and equipment?
Please contact us before posting donations as we have limited storage facilities and may not be able to receive everything you want to send right now.
If you have good quality sports bras or everyday bras which teenage girls will benefit from, we recommend you donate them to SmallsForAll who work in a lot of the same communities.
Sadly, we are not currently able to receive kit donations. COVID has severely limited our ability to distribute donations from the UK to our projects in Africa and our Big Yellow storage facility is currently full! If you have balls, bibs or kit, please keep hold of them for the time being and we hope to be able to make space for your donations very soon. If you would rather not wait, we recommend you contact one of the Lord Taverners collection hubs instead.
4. SPONSOR US
Help Us Make a Difference
We kindly ask that donations being made not be sent using a credit card - thank you.
Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball
We are happy to discuss any support you might wish to offer.