School uniform swap-shop coming to town hall

Council supporting ‘second chance’ school uniform Event to take place over the weekend of July 29/30 at town hall Families invited to ‘swap’ uniforms for no charge

Tamworth Borough Council are supporting a new incentive to help families source school uniforms for their children, ready for the new school year 2022/2023.

The council are encouraging families to donate good quality uniforms no longer required, as part of an event to support residents in saving money on school uniform costs.

Residents are invited to bring all good quality uniforms, (including those with a school logo), to Tamworth Town Hall on Friday, July 29, between 12noon and 3 pm. Donations will then be sorted and available at the town hall the next day, Saturday, July 30, for any families that would like to come along and source uniforms between 12noon and 3pm.

There will be no charge for uniforms collected but people are invited to make a small donation to the mayor's charity -Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre, if they wish.

The Mayor of Tamworth, Councillor Moira Greatorex will be attending the event on the Saturday to welcome visitors and share a cuppa and maybe even a slice of cake!

Councillor Tina Clements, Cabinet Member for Engagement, Civic Pride and Pride in Place, said: “With the growing cost of living and increases in utility bills, many families are finding it harder to purchase new school uniforms for their children.

“We all know how quickly children grow and how a number of local schools ask pupils to wear logoed clothing, further adding to the increasing cost for our households.

“We all know how quickly children grow and how many local schools insist on the pupils wearing logoed clothing, further adding to the increasing cost for our households.

“The idea of ‘second chance’ clothing is obviously not new, but something I believe we can all benefit from more if we come together and share our no longer needed items. By swapping uniforms we are also supporting the environment, by clothes not going to landfill.

“I would encourage any family that is worried about purchasing school uniforms for the new school year, to visit the town hall and either donate unwanted items and/or see what items could be suitable for September’s return to school.”

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