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Portsmouth pop-up school uniform shop appeals for donations

Portsmouth pop-up school uniform shop appeals for donations

Portsmouth pop-up school uniform shop appeals for donations

Portsmouth parents getting their children ready to go back to school are encouraged to check out a pop-up school uniform shop that opens today (Monday) and could help keep the cost down.

The new Hive Portsmouth pop-up school uniform shop will be open at the Hive, on the lower ground floor of Central Library in Guildhall Square.

The opening times will be:

  • Mondays: 10am-2pm
  • Tuesdays: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesdays: 1pm-5pm
  • Thursdays: 10am-2pm
  • Fridays: 10am-2pm

Families are encouraged to take school uniform to swap for items they need wherever they can to help the shop stay stocked and to help the environment by recycling school uniform, but taking a donation is not essential.

The pop-up school uniform shop is following public heath guidance. All donated items are washed and stored for the appropriate length of time before being offered.

Father Bob White, chair of the Hive Board, said: “We are delighted to be able to open the new pop-up school uniform shop, just in time to help families in the city who are getting children ready to go back to school in September.

“The pop-up school uniform shop depends on donations. We’d love to hear from any businesses or organisations that could help us to stock the shop. We’d also welcome any donations of second hand school uniform in good condition, which can be dropped off at the pop-up shop. If you can help, please get in touch.”

Anyone who wants to make a donation can drop off school uniform at the pop-up shop during opening hours, or contact the HIVE Helpline on 023 9261 6709.

The pop-up shop is looking for school uniform, shoes, coats, PE kit and school equipment. All items need to be in good condition.

Families can find additional information and advice to support the transition back to school in September on the Portsmouth City Council website, www.portsmouth.gov.uk/welcomeback

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