PE kits and school uniforms wanted to help parents in poverty

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 August 2018

The Hope Church collection point at Worle Co-op. Picture: Dan Heley

The Hope Church collection point at Worle Co-op. Picture: Dan Heley

Dan Heley

A clothes bank for unbranded school uniforms and PE kit has been set up by a Worle church ahead of the new academic year.

Hope Church is also collecting school shoes, plimsolls and trainers.

Project leader Dan Heley said: “According to the End Child Poverty coalition, almost 6,000 children in the Weston constituency are living in poverty.

“The aim of the project is to play a part in alleviating pressure some parents in the local community are under when needing to provide what is often an expensive and recurring cost, and enabling children to start the school day ready to learn.”

Collection points are based at Worle Co-op, in High Street and Tesco in Station Road, Weston.

The church, in The Scaurs, has its own collection point, while suitable items can also be dropped off in Locking 
at Manor Stores in Manor Court.

Hope Church is taking donations via Paypal to projects@hopechurchonline.co.uk

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