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17th Aug, 2022

Appeal for school uniforms as Redditch donation bank returns next month

Ryan Smith 21st Jul, 2022

REDDITCH Labour Party has confirmed that the school uniform bank will be back for its 10th year on Saturday, August 20 in the Kingfisher Centre.

The two-hour event will start at 10am and sees thousands of items saved from landfills by collecting and redistributing uniforms that have been used and outgrown.

Coun Joe Baker said: “I wouldn’t have guessed that the need for this service would have grown over the years like it has, with more families than ever needing help.

“The cost of living has forced more people to look to alternatives for help and the Uniform bank provides that much-needed assistance.

“Not only does it help financially but also it helps with recycling stopping unwanted clothes from going to landfills.”

People can donate good quality second-hand or newly bought uniforms, shoes and coats and drop them off at stated donation points.

Donations are open now and there are drop-off points at the Kingfisher Centre Guest Services, Willow Trees Community Centre in Church Hill or Inspire in the Winyates centre.

Kingfisher shopping centre general manager Ken Williams said: “We are pleased to be able to provide a drop-off facility for the annual Uniform Bank here at Kingfisher Shopping Centre and hope that it encourages the Redditch community to come together to help families provide their children with school uniform for the year ahead.”

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