Uniform Exchange appeals for donations of winter coats for kids in Kirklees

Kirklees charity Uniform Exchange has issued a plea for donations of warm winter coats to support vulnerable children across the district as the impact of the pandemic continues to take its toll.

Sunday, 2nd January 2022, 7:00 am
Uniform Exchange is appealing for donations of warm coats for children in need in Kirklees this winter

With 15,000 children in education in Kirklees living in poverty, the charity anticipates more significant demand for its services, with many vulnerable families across Kirklees reaching crisis level this winter.

Ensuring children have access to a whole school uniform and warm coat means their attendance is much more likely to improve and allows them to focus on their learning.

Kate France, project director at Uniform Exchange, said: “It’s going to be extremely cold this winter, and many children in our community are not ready for it.

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"The past nine years have seen Uniform Exchange collect and distribute school uniforms and coats to over 9,000 children in the local community, enabling them to go to school in the proper clothing.

“We want to continue to support these children through these cold months by supplying them with winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves and underwear.”

To get involved with the winter coat project or to request a free coat, contact the Uniform Exchange team on 07955 724789 or email [email protected]