About Uniform Exchange
Motivated by the documentary Poor Kids shown on BBC 1, on Tuesday 7th June 2011. We, a group of Huddersfield mums would like to do our share to help our community. We would like to actively support the families who struggle to provide school uniforms for their children.
David Cameron said in his covering letter to the conservative 2010 manifesto … “How will we revitalise communities unless people stop asking ‘who will fix this?’ and start asking ‘what can I do?’ Britain will change for the better when we all elect to take part, to take responsibility – if we all come together. Collective strength will overpower our problems….”
School uniform grants across the UK have been cut, leaving many families without help. In partnership with the Local Sure Start Childrenʼs Centre, and with support from Kirklees council, we will collect unwanted uniforms and get them to the children who need them, free of charge.
All donations are welcome, including those with school badges or slightly damaged. If an item is beyond repair it will be sold as rags, the money will help fund the Uniform Exchange.
If you find yourself in a position where you would benefit from a free school uniform, there will be exchange events during the summer where we will distribute them. We will publicise these events through local media, so please look out for details.