I am very excited to announce that I am a newly appointed ambassador for Re:uniform.
In August 2019 Trinity Methodist Church in Hull, in partnership with Emma Hardy MP, churches and organisations across the city, piloted an initiative that involved recycling & redistributing second-hand school uniforms to families across Hull, for free.
The project managed to supply over five hundred children with school uniforms. This was something I supported myself through donation and is a project I feel very passionately about supporting.
In March 2021, Hull Daily Mail reported on parents skipping meals in order to be able to afford to buy their children school uniform. Much of the issue has been as a result of schools requiring parents to purchase uniform with the school logo and branding on it from specific shops as opposed to allowing pupils to wear generic uniform clothing available from supermarkets or other retailers.
Emma Hardy MP launched RE:uniform, a scheme that takes unwanted uniforms and gives them to families in need in her constituency, following concerns over spiralling costs and this has now expanded to all Hull and surrounding villages with a HU postcode.
Emma has also campaigned as part of the new Education Bill for affordable school uniform to be written into law. This has received the support required to make it a statutory requirement and will be published in Autumn 2021.
This is incredible progress and the support which families need after such a tough year during the pandemic and the financial impact so many parents have experienced.
My role will be to support the project, represent my area in encouraging parents to donate outgrown uniform and help coordinate applications for requests for uniform. I feel honoured to be invited to take part in this project.
If on reading this you would like to apply for some items of uniform, you can do so here:
Click to apply for girl’s uniform.
Click to apply for boy’s uniform.
If you would like to donate a uniform to Re:uniform please see the flyer below for details on where you can donate.
I will be working alongside local schools to create drop-off points to make donating as simple as possible.
If you would like to make a financial contribution to the project, you can donate here via PayPal.
With your help, we can recycle more, reduce the financial burden on families so they don’t have to make a choice between eating or clothing their children and campaign for laws to support families regardless of income for equality across the education sector.
For further information, follow Re:Uniform on Facebook.
If you would like to volunteer for the project, please get in touch.