Big-hearted donors stock uni­form bank

The Oban Times - - News -

KIND-HEARTED Lochaber women have come to­gether in an ef­fort to pro­vide school uni­forms to chil­dren in need.

In just four days trousers, shirts, shoes and jack­ets have been col­lected by Lochaber Women for In­de­pen­dence for what they have dubbed the ‘ back to school bank’.

The clothes will be do­nated to Lochaber Women’s Aid then sent on to those in need.

In what started as a last minute col­lec­tion, the ladies are now con­sid­er­ing mak­ing the col­lec­tion year-round.

Donna Darn­brough, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: ‘ We only started the col­lec­tion at the week­end so it’s gone re­ally well to get as much as we have. Ev­ery­one’s feel­ing the pinch just now, so it’s nice that peo­ple are still think­ing of oth­ers and do­nat­ing rather than selling.’

Another vol­un­teer, Carol Anne Camp­bell, added: ‘ We’ve got about 30 items of cloth­ing al­ready, but the schools go back on Tues­day so there’s not much time left.

‘We’ve also had some do­na­tions so if there’s any­thing needed that we don’t have we can buy it.’

Do­na­tions of school uni­form, lunch boxes, bags and sta­tionery in good con­di­tion can be do­nated to Loco Mo­tif body art in Caol.

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Carol Anne Camp­bell, left, and Donna Darn­brough, have col­lected school uni­forms to be do­nated to

Lochaber Women’s Aid

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