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Call for donations of pre-loved school uniform in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is calling for donations of pre-loved school uniform in a bid to encourage families to recycle clothing whilst also helping others.   

Good, useable quality uniform, coats and shoes can be dropped off at various locations across Northumberland between Monday 16 August and Friday 20 August. 

Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, cabinet member with responsibility for children’s services, said: “This is such a great initiative and makes great ecological sense. Whilst so many school uniforms would have been outgrown, they would have also had very little wear over the last year due to school closures and isolation periods and it would be a shame to not give others the chance to reuse such good quality items of clothing.  

“I would encourage you to donate any items you have to this scheme. You would be playing a huge part in sustaining our beautiful environment and helping others at the same time. Thank you.”  

There will be a variety of drop off locations across the county.  

Drop off points for donations will be located at the following sites: 
  • County Hall, A197, Morpeth, NE61 2EF 
  • Cramlington Community Hub (NCC BUILDING), Manor Walks, Cramlington, NE23 6YB 
  • Blyth Sport Centre, Blyth, NE24 5BT 
  • Willowburn Sports Centre, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick, NE66 2JH 
  • Swan Centre, Tweedmouth, TD15 2AS 
  • Ashington Leisure Centre, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington. NE63 9JY 
  • Berwick Community Trust, William Elder Building. 56-58 Castlegate, , Berwick, TD15 1JT 

Donations can also be taken to: 
  • Hadston House, Bondicar Road, Hadston, Morpeth, NE65 9SR 
  • Stobhill links, 37 Sheilds Road, Morpeth, NE61 2SA 
  • Hope Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington, NE23 6SJ 
  • Wansbeck 4 Affordable School Uniform, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington, NE63 9UN 
  • East Bedlington Community Centre, 16-17 Station Road, Bedlington, NE22 7JN 
  • Stakeford and Bomarsund Welfare, Gordon Terrace, Choppington, NE62 5UB 
  • Uniform for all Northumberland, Contract House, Renwick Road, Blyth, NE24 2NX 
  • Bacmans, Bridge Road, Lynemouth, NE61 5YL 

Parents or carers of children and young people who receive free school meals during term time were also eligible to receive £100 in vouchers which could be used towards school uniform should they choose.  

Following the donation period, the pre-loved uniforms will be made available to everyone via local groups and organisations. If you are unsure where your nearest school uniform group is located, please get in touch with Northumberland Communities Together: 01670 620015 between 9am to 6pm, seven days a week or 
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