Jul 2013 The Town Foundation recently threw its weight behind a local community ‘uniform exchange’ initiative.
On Saturday 6 July, The Almondbury Schools Community Partnership collected out-grown school uniforms at their annual family fun day – with the aim to recycle them for use by Huddersfield families that need help.
The community partnership encouraged the donation of old school uniforms including polo-shirts; trousers; coats; skirts; shirts; jumpers; tights; cardigans; blazers; shoes; socks; jackets and trainers.
For a full list of uniform drop-off points, click HERE
Full information on the initiative can be found on www.uniform-exchange.org, via Twitter on @uniformexchang, on www.facebook.com/uniformexchange or by emailing email@example.com.
The Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor commented:
“It was an easy decision to get involved with local lady Kate France of the Uniform Exchange initiative and when we learned that there was the event taking place within the Almondbury Schools Community Partnership over the weekend, we were keen to lend our support on this project as its aims echo those of the Foundation – to improve the lives of young people in our area.
“Initially the Town Foundation will work in partnership with Kate and plans to help by asking school partners of Huddersfield Town and schools involved with the ‘Early Kick-Off’ initiative to take part, but we would encourage anyone and everyone to donate uniform to such a worthwhile cause.
“We’re already planning further work and initiatives with this organisation in the future and hope to have some very exciting news to share very soon.”