Riverview Infants School, Gravesend runs pre-loved uniform sale to help struggling parents

Volunteers at a school in Kent are running pre-loved uniform sales to help parents in financial difficulty.

Parents at Riverview Infants School in Gravesend started selling lost property items for £1 or £2.

Riverview Infant School, Gravesend
Riverview Infant School, Gravesend

But now thanks to donations, the volunteers are now selling more 1,500 items.

Kulvinder Kaur is one of the parents volunteering. She said: "All proceeds we are making are going back into the school charity for children's classroom items and other expenses.

"We have grey trousers, skirts and pinafore dresses from age three to 16 for sale.

"We also have green jumpers, cardigans and sweatshirts from age three to 13 and many more items of clothing including kit for P.E.

"This project not only helps parents who already face difficult uncertain times but also stops landfill while helping our school raise funds."

Since the government announced at the end of February that schools would be returning shops, uniform sellers and supermarkets have noticed extremely high demand for uniform as families find that school clothes have been outgrown over the winter.

Saving clothes from landfill and helping families in need
Saving clothes from landfill and helping families in need

A monthly stall sale is ordinarily held at the Gravesham school, but due to lockdown Kulvinder has been arranging socially distanced appointments at her home for the uniform to be collected.

She added: "We have raised over £700 so far in sales and we are sure we will raise more as most children seem to have outgrown their uniforms!"

The next pre-loved sale is taking place at Riverview Infants School on Friday, April 23.

For more information you can contact Kulvinder on 07809490132 or the school on 01474 566484.

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