Struggling to afford new school uniforms? MK Storehouse offers to kit children out for FREE

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Two caring city projects are joining forces tomorrow to ensure children from struggling families are well fed and perfectly kitted out for school.

Clothing charity MK Storehouse are combining with the Make lunch team from St Mark’s church.

The Make Lunch crew will provide a free hot, nourishing lunch for the children at Netherfield chapel, while their parents browse through racks of school uniform clothing collected by MK Storehouse.

Hard-up families can kit their children out with trousers, skirts, blouses, jumpers, PE kits, coats shoes and even school bags - without spending a single penny.

“We realise how expensive school uniform items are and how much of a struggle it can be for parents to ensure their children have everything they need for the start of the new term. We’re here to help as much as we possibly can,” said MK Storehouse spokesman Andi Russell.

The project, which has a clothing warehouse next to the MK Foodbank in Stacey Bushes, is run by the Fox Milne-based Grand Union vineyard church where Andi is senior pastor.

Manager Alan Smith is pictured with some of the racks of clothing, which also include many items for adults.

Anybody who can’t make tomorrow’s event, which runs between 10am and 2pm, can visit the MK Storehouse to collect items they need.

View http://www.mkstorehouse.org/ for details of opening times or call 01908 233725.