Sefton Council are appealing for kind hearted residents to consider donating to the local authority’s annual school uniform bank.
The council’s Schools & Families teams are preparing their seventeenth annual school uniform bank but are desperately short of vital good quality blazers for those pupils most in need.
Swops, Sefton’s school uniform bank scheme, has been running since 2002 and continues to go from strength to strength thanks to donations from people across the borough.
Clothing items both old and new are accepted at Sefton run libraries and Town Halls throughout the year and are then distributed to families and children in need.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “In a perfect world we would not need food banks or school uniform banks but, sadly, they are a necessity.
“Last academic year we helped over four hundred schoolchildren and their families get access to much needed uniforms, from shoes to summer dresses and shorts.
“This year will be no different and we are appealing for our kind hearted communities to come together and help those families who are most in need. We really need good quality school blazers.
“Through the contribution of our residents we have been able to help those most in need and will continue to do so for as long as possible.”
To donate to Sefton’s uniform bank please visit one of the local authority’s library buildings or a Sefton Town Hall.
To access the scheme or for more information about uniform banks in Sefton please call 07837863075.