Ju­lia Byrne, Hope 2 Help

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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

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