A CHARITY is appealing for unwanted school uniform to help kit out the Dearne Valley’s underprivileged kids.
Restoration Beyond Belief Ministries collected 84 pieces of uniform which were no longer needed and passed them on to families struggling for cash.
Charity director Claire Ashby said she was keen to top that total this year.
“With the government cutbacks and local councils no longer having the school shop that helped people in need the strain is greater,” she said.
“We have been made aware of the need across the Dearne Valley putting a strain on families in our borough.
“There are many families who simply cant afford to buy their child a new uniform.
“We all know how fast children grow but imagine having to send your child to school in a uniform that no longer fits them.
“You don’t realise the impact of what you do sometimes but having a man in his fifties tear up because he remembered how he felt wearing a uniform that didn’t fit made us realise the impact of this goes far beyond the school term or even year — it’s for a lifetime.”
Anyone with unwanted uniform items which are still in good condition is asked to call Claire to arrange collection or drop-off on 01709 209163 or by emailing email@example.com.
Donations can also be made through Paypal to the same email address.