Julia Byrne, Hope 2 Help
school uniforms from local retailers and found that what a child needs over the course of a year amounted to well over £200. The grant doesn’t even cover the PE kit.
“We are coming across desperate families all the time: young single mums who are really struggling.
“A lot of mums don’t know they are entitled to this grant and many of them don’t like applying for it.”
Hope 2 Help launched a social media page to gauge support for a uniform initiative and quickly received more than 300 donations from residents and local businesses.
Julia went on: “It has been amazing and really brought the community together.
“Mackinnon Mi l l s’ Scotcrest Uniforms donated a huge number of items and we’ve received