NE Youth are proud to support World Peace School Sports Day, to be held on Wednesday the 21st September 2022 to coincide with the United Nations World Peace Day.

Schools and youth groups worldwide are invited to participate to show their support for peace and to raise funds for Ukraine. Individuals will donate £1 (or equivalent) to take part in a school or group-based sporting event or e-sports coding challenge.

In addition to ‘traditional’ sports activities, World Peace School Sports Day (WPSSD) will give young people the option to engage in e-sports through coding, nurturing the innovators and game developers of the future and making the day even more inclusive.

Funds donated through WPSSD will be distributed to charities through The Gorta Group as part of an umbrella group of aid agencies working in Ukraine and other conflict zones (

Paula Radcliffe MBE, former Marathon World Champion and World Record Holder voiced her support for the launch of WPSSD and for the people of the Ukraine.

“I love this idea: Sport is such a power for Peace and Solidarity and is a strong vehicle for breaking down barriers in society and bringing people together. I can’t think of a better way to get our children involved in sport while making a difference, than by harnessing the power and camaraderie of sport to support Ukraine and let them know that we stand in solidarity and support of them”, she said.

Steve Cram CBE, former World Record Holder at 1500m, 2000m and the mile and multiple medalist at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and European Championships said:

“Sport is our universal language across the globe and because of that it has the power to do so much good. I fully support this initiative of a World Peace School Sports Day and urge as many teaching staff to buy into this force for good, encouraging their young people to get active while standing in solidarity and support of Ukraine.”

Jon Niblo, Chief Executive at NE Youth, a leading youth development charity in the North East, said:

“NE Youth are proud to support this event for such an incredibly important cause and I would really encourage all of our members to get involved.”

We are very much looking forward to supporting World Peace School Sports Day and playing our part in supporting the people of Ukraine.

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