Help at hand for struggling Sunderland families with school uniform amnesty

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PARENTS can help struggling families across the city and recycle old school uniforms in a huge uniform amnesty.

The Bridges are collecting unwanted uniforms throughout September and October which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation charity shop.

Anything from school jumpers, PE kits and rucksacks can be handed in in a bid to support struggling families across the city.

Andy Bradley, centre director at the Bridges, said: “We all know how expensive new uniforms cost and that sinking feeling when they get ruined in the first week of term.

“The amnesty is a great opportunity for people across Sunderland to help those families who struggle to find the funds for the new uniforms.”

Parents can drop off any clean, unwanted uniforms at the Customer Service desk in The Bridges until October 31.

Andy added: “At the Bridges we are always looking for new ways to engage and support the local community and by launching the school uniform amnesty we hope we are able to provide some welcomed relief to many families across Sunderland.”

Hudson Road Primary School pupils have already kicked off the amnesty with their donations of school jumpers and shirts.

Earlier this year the centre management team held a host of fund-raising activities for charity with money raised going to The MS Society.

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