Huddersfield Uniform Exchange makes a plea for more donations
THE HUDDERSFIELD uniform exchange has made a plea for more donations.
Following Kirklees Council’s decision to axe the school uniform grant in April, mum-of-two Kate France set up the organisation in June to help poorer families across Huddersfield.
Together with the National Children’s Centre and the council the second-hand exchange system was established.
Sure Start Centres and primary schools, that are listed on the website, are taking in the donations which will later be collected by a Uniform Exchange volunteer.
All items are welcome including shoes, pumps, trousers, shorts, shirts and jumpers including those with the school logos.
Damaged items that are beyond repair will also be sold as rags to raise funds towards the project.
Kate said: “The cuts left many parents from disadvantaged backgrounds with yet another challenge – to provide uniforms to their children.”
For more information on how to donate and collection points visit www.uniform-exchange. org