Sheffield parish council launches school uniform swap to help parents in need

School uniforms are easily outgrown by children year in year out and they would most likely end up in donation boxes or worse, a landfill.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:01 pm

That is why a Sheffield parish wants to put them into a good use, by allowing parents to pick up school uniform items for free in a recently-launched campaign called school uniform swap shop.

Ecclesfield Parish Council said they are supporting families from across the parish without any conditions, or even forms to fill in.

In a statement, the council said: "Ecclesfield Parish Council work hard to look after all members of the Parish including the youngest residents and have launched the school uniform swap shop.

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Uniform Items bundled up and ready to go. Picture by Ecclesfield Parish Council

"Members of the community have responded in mass with donations and the uniform items available are suitable for all schools in the Parish area.

"The uniform available for collection is for children from three to 16 years. Some are generic and could be worn at any school and some are branded with the logos from schools across the Parish.

"All items have been professionally laundered and are ready to go, some are worn but in good condition, some are nearly new and we even have brand new items still with tags.

"This is open to all the Parish community - to help as many families as possible. There are no awkward questions, or forms to fill in."

Some of the uniform items donated. Picture by Ecclesfield Parish Council

They said that any chosen items are bundled together and left in the foyer of the council building to be collected contact-free.

"This project will have an all-round benefit to the community, whether that be environmentally speaking through, ‘Reuse - Recycle – Reduce’ as well as financially for families who need help now more than ever.

"As we move into the Easter holidays, get in touch if you need a uniform top up for your little one," the council added.

If you have a child who attends any of the schools within the Parish, please contact Community Coordinator Emma Mainwaring at Ecclesfield Parish Council to see what they have available.

She can be contacted at [email protected] or please visit https://ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk/ for more information on the campaign.