Recognising the importance of physical activity to those serving in the Royal Air Force and with an opportunity to support the charity that is the lifeline for RAF Sport, Specialist Sports has come on board as the RAF Central Fund’s preferred supplier of footwear, clothing and equipment.
By teaming up with one of the country’s best suppliers of adidas products, the Fund will be able to offer serving personnel applying for individual support a large range of footwear, clothing and equipment from more than 10 adidas performance sports categories. Every purchase made through Specialist Sports’ online store will see the sports distributor make a charitable donation to the RAF Central Fund so that it can further its mission to support sport and physical activities across the RAF.
“We are delighted to announce Specialist Sports as our preferred supplier of sporting kit for our beneficiaries,” says Ross Perriam, CEO of the RAF Central Fund. “They have a vast offering of the latest adidas performance products under categories which mirror some RAF Association sports including hockey, running, cricket, boxing, tennis, football and more. I’m certain our beneficiaries will be able to find some great sports gear that more than suits their needs, plus everything that is bought via their online store will help us raise more funds to continue our charitable work.”
From 1 January 2021, anyone applying for an individual sports grant will be encouraged to source their requirements from Specialist Sports through a simple online process. By purchasing in this way, beneficiaries of the RAF Central Fund’s support can help their RAF charity with the knowledge that the Fund will receive a charitable donation as a result.
“We are delighted that RAFCF has chosen Specialist Sports as its preferred supplier. Together, we will enable serving personnel to take part in physical activity, to help support both mental and physical health. For every product purchased, we will support with a donation to allow RAFCF to continue supporting those who need it most,” says John Tayler, Director, Specialist Sports.