IT’S Redditch School Uniform Bank this Saturday, August 15, and thanks to the generosity of local residents a large array of good quality uniforms will be available.
Organised by the town’s Labour party and now in its seventh year, spokesman Councillor Joe Baker said all precautions would be taken to keep the unpredictable weather and Covid-19 at bay.
“Tony from Tony’s Handyman has very kindly let us use his old premises by the church just in case the weather is unkind and Nicki from the Ecumenical Centre has generously let us use her tables to display the goods,” he said.
“This year we’ve been very impressed with the quality of the uniforms donated and we’ve already had a lot of people confirming they’ll be going along.
“We’ll be having a marquee outside on the grassy area by the church where people can give their names for the Track and Trace. Hand sanitisers will be available and the uniforms have all been quarantined.
“You will need a face mask to enter unless you are exempt and numbers will be controlled so please wait patiently if there is a queue.
“Unfortunately we cannot allow uniforms to be tried on and please observe social distancing at all times.”
The bank will run from 11am to 3pm.
Redditch Uniform Bank forms a ‘virtuous circle’ where good quality outgrown or no longer needed school uniforms are recycled to help those struggling to kit their children out for school.