School uniform recycling scheme off to a flying start
More than 300 families have taken advantage of a school uniform recycle scheme in its first week.
Citizens Advice Denbighshire’s school uniform recycle started on Monday, July 29, with pop up shops at the Market Hall, Denbigh; the Pop In Centre, Prestatyn and the ASK Centre in Rhyl.
So far 460 children have had items of clean, pressed, school uniform, donated by children and their parents across the county.
From Monday, August 5, the scheme will operate in Ruthin (Market Hall), Llangollen (Pengwern Community Centre) and Corwen (Canolfan Ni Community Centre).
The scheme is run in partnership with Citizens Advice Denbighshire and Denbighshire County Council and support has also been received from Denbigh and Rhyl town councils and the Community Foundation Wales.
Citizens Advice Denbighshire is also providing vouchers for school uniforms for low income families, who don’t qualify for the school uniform grant, for children in Denbigh High School and Rhyl’s Christ the Word Catholic School.
Lesley Powell, CEO of Citizens Advice Denbighshire, said: “We are so pleased to be able to extend the scheme across all the county this year, we could not have done this without the support of the staff, volunteers, community, schools, Denbigh and Rhyl town councils and Denbighshire County Council.
“All the families attending the scheme will be offered a follow up advice session to make sure everyone is claiming all their benefits, credits and grants. We would encourage all families to check if they are eligible for the School Uniform Grant, free school meals and to come to our pop up shops.”
For more information on the location and opening times of the pop up shops visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/school-uniform-recycle-scheme