PARENTS can pick up a pre-loved uniform and support the Primrose Hospice at the same time thanks to a link-up between the charity and S&H Schoolwear and Sports.
The shop in Church Street, Bromsgrove, is looking for donations of any used and unwanted badged uniform items which will be available for others to buy at £3 or £5 for blazers.
All the proceeds raised will go to the Primrose Hospice.
The shop’s owners Helen and Simon Greaves were inspired to support the charity after the help her dad received from a hospice before he died.
She described the assistance he received as an ‘absolute lifeline’.
“I lost my dear dad in 2015 so we know hospices are absolutely invaluable.
“Before dad died, we had absolutely no idea that hospices rely so heavily on fund-raising to keep going.”
She added selling the pre-loved uniform was something they had considered for a while.
“It started off as a little idea we had last year, we’ve given it a lot of thought and looked at various ways of doing things.
“We’re pretty chuffed with the final plan, so here goes.”
She urged parents, when their children no longer needed their school uniform, to ‘pop it back to the shop’.
“Their work is amazing and we are very privileged to be in a position whereby we can support this incredible charity based in the heart of Bromsgrove.”
Sarah Harris, the Primrose’s community fund-raiser, thanked Helen and Simon for their efforts.
“We all know how quickly children go through school uniform and how often it needs replacing.
“The pre-loved uniform rail is a fantastic idea which not only supports your local hospice but also saves parents a few pennies as well.”