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Eldon Square School Uniform Donation Scheme Returns for a Third Year

Eldon Square announces the return of its school uniform donation scheme in partnership with ‘The Community School Clothing Scheme’, back again for its third consecutive year following 2,500 donations in previous years.

From Friday 16 July to 02 September 2021, families visiting Eldon Square can donate any unwanted school skirts, shirts, dresses, shoes, trousers and branded jumpers at the collection point located in St Andrew’s Way outside the AllSaints store.

The Community School Clothing Scheme was set up five years ago by Freema Chambers after struggling to replace her son’s school trousers in times of financial difficulties, often relying on passed down clothing from her friends.

Wanting to help families in a similar situation, Freema started collecting unwanted school uniforms which could then be given to families in need. With the support of the headmaster from her son’s school she was able to collect more and more items of clothing. Determined to help as many families as she could Freema created The Community School Clothing Scheme Facebook page and various local collection points.

Freema said, “I’m delighted to be working with Eldon Square for the third year running. During the partnership, we have collected over 2,500 pieces of school uniform, which has made an enormous difference to the families we support. This last year has been challenging for many, therefore taking your pre-loved school uniform and turning them into re-loved items can make a huge difference in our communities. We hope to see lots of donations and are always grateful for every single one, no matter how big or small.”

Andy Bradley, General Manager at Eldon Square said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting ‘The Community School Clothing Scheme’ as a donation location for the summer. Not only does the scheme promote sustainability, but it has supported thousands of families in our local community and we hope to see continued success this year.

Ashleigh Horn, one of the parents who has benefitted from the charity, said: “Fabulous service with a real community feel. It allows everyone from all backgrounds the opportunity to be more environmentally friendly while saving costs.”

Donations can be made at the collection point outside the AllSaints Store located in St Andrew’s Way Eldon Square.

For further information please visit www.eldonsquare.co.uk