Posted on 28th September 2022
With the help of Badminton Scotland, Solibad ambassadors Adam Hall and Kirsty Gilmour are organising a collection for donations of badminton shoes and equipment – all for a great cause.
Adam has been a proud ambassador for Solibad for six months but has been aware of their positive impact on communities for a long time and wanted to be more involved.
Adam tells us, “I love our sport and to have a charity that is helping some of the most under developed places in the world and help children find some joy in the through badminton is just amazing.”
Adam was lucky enough to meet a group of children who the charity have helped in Indonesia during the summer. The inspiring experience made him want to get more involved and do as much as he can to help.
Ahead of the French Open 2022, taking place at the end of October, Adam and Kirsty have set up a box in The Sir Craig Reedie Centre, welcoming donations of the following items only, please:
Solibad is above all the contraction of “Badminton and Solidarity” and is therefore a charitable association around the values of sport and solidarity.
Solibad obtained the approval of an Association of General Interest in March 2014. The objective of the association is to pool human and financial resources within the badminton community in France and internationally, in order to carry out and support humanitarian projects.
On December 10, 2019, Solibad celebrated 10 years, and during this time more than €275,000 has been collected, in France and abroad. 22 programs in 16 countries have benefited from the support of Solibad, with nearly 4,000 children directly impacted by actions in their field.
Solibad’s philosophy is simple and their actions are intended to be original: to have fun raising funds and providing financial or material assistance to populations in difficulty.
Their message of giving is that it should be a pleasure and a way to share and unite the entire badminton community – ‘It’s not about relieving yourself of guilt, but giving while having pleasure. An epicurean vision of sharing and solidarity.’
Any donations of the above items is greatly appreciated, so please spread the message within your clubs, communities and local schools to encourage donations.