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4th Aug, 2021

Uniform Swop Shop now helping 25 schools across Rubery, South Birmingham and Bromsgrove

A COMMUNITY-led school uniform swop shop based in Rubery has become so successful it now needs help with storage space.

The Rubery Schools Community Swop Shop was set up by Kristina Murphy in November 2018 after she found out how much children not having the right uniform and equipment could disrupt their education.

Donations are handed in and then uniform is checked and washed before being redistributed.

In just a matter of months it has grown to cover 25 schools in Rubery, South Birmingham and Bromsgrove and now needs more storage space.

Kristina and mum Lorraine, who helps run the scheme, have a double garage they can use short-term but need help from tradespeople to make it fit for purpose.

And the pair joined us on this week’s Standard Podcast to highlight the scheme and appeal for help.

Click the link below to hear the interview, along with a round-up of this week’s Bromsgrove and Droitwich news.

Any local tradespeople who can help offer materials to support the swop shop can contact Kristina via the Facebook page or email


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