Unite branches launch Grassroots Sports appeal as part of Viva la Educacion

Several Unite branches have launched an appeal to raise funds for grassroots sports equipment including everything from balls for football, volleyball and basketball, to bats, team kits and nets, as well as specialist equipment to enable students with special educational needs and disabilities to participate.

Joanne Galazka, Regional Women’s and Equalities Officer, helped launch the Grassroots Sports initiative after visiting a special school during the Cycle Cuba Experience in November. Joanne said the group wanted to do something following the visit as “we know access to grassroots sport can change lives and inspire young people in so many ways. As a union that is international in everything it does, I would be so proud for Unite to play our part in helping make a difference for young people in Cuba.” Unite have a special leaflet for use with Unite branches which can be downloaded here or requested from the CSC office by emailing campaigns@cuba-solidarity.org.uk

Equipment bought through this appeal will be added to the containers that will be shipped to Cuba in April as part of Viva la Educacion.

Pictured is Tommy Murphy, London Print Branch Secretary handing over a cheque for £1,000 the Grassroots Sports appeal to CSC Campaigns Officer Tariq Anderson. Unite branches can request leaflet for the Grassroots appeal or download a copy here.

Tommy Murphy with CSC Campaigns Officer Tariq Anderson