The Great Big School Uniform Appeal is launched in South Ribble to beat the cost of living crisis

A pop-up shop offering school uniforms free of charge is being launched this summer to combat the rising cost of living.

By Catherine Musgrove
Thursday, 21st July 2022, 3:45 pm

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South Ribble Borough Council has made the move to open up a vacant shop at 52 Hough Lane, Leyland, for seven days in August so uniforms for schools across the area can be recycled.

All stock will be free and all families will be welcomed.

School uniforms

Why do it?

Councillor Aniela Bylinski Gelder, Cabinet Member for Communities, Social Justice and Wealth Building said: “We understand that our communities need support in many different ways and something at the forefront of everyone’s minds recently is the cost of living.

“The school uniform pop up shop is a new initiative created by the Council to help those in South Ribble who may need extra support with uniform or just want to help the environment by recycling their clean, wearable, outgrown or unused uniforms which we can offer to everyone across the borough.

“We encourage everyone to make use of this useful initiative so that we can continue to implement projects like this one in the future”.

Can you help?

Can I donate uniforms?

Uniforms can be donated on Thursday, July 28 from 10am until 3pm and Friday, July 29 from 9am to 1pm at 52 Hough Lane, Leyland.

What days is the pop-up shop running?

The pop up uniform shop will be at 52 Hough Lane, Leyland on Monday 1 August until Wednesday 3 August from 10am until 2pm and Monday 8 August until Thursday 11 August from 10am until 2pm.

Coun Aniela Bylinski Gelder

For enquiries, please email [email protected]