in early May, pupils and staff at Moredon Primary & Nursery School gave their old clothes and shoes to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.
Partners since 2006, Clothes Aid’s collections of used clothing in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK have proved very popular. The partnership has exceeded all expectations. Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Jennie Osborne, the Regional Coordinator for Make-A-Wish in the South West, and her team of volunteers, the school collection was of equal success.
In times of recession, it can be hard to find the resources for supporting causes outside of our nearest and dearest. Clothes Aid’s clothing collection scheme is an easy, cost-effective way to keep supporting charity without reaching into your pockets. It is heart warming to hear a positive story of young people wanting to make a difference by helping other children who are not as lucky as themselves. Teacher, Claire Harmer often helps at Make-A-Wish fundraising events and has seen the work the charity does, so she arranged for hundreds of bags to be delivered to Moredon School for the pupils and their families to fill.
As well as a special one stop collection, such as the one at Moredon Primary & Nursery school, Clothes Aid also distributes charity collection bags to homes all over the South West. Clothes Aid then turns the garments into much needed funds for Make-A-Wish. Keep a look out for Make-A-Wish bags in your area.
There are 20,000 children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses in the UK. Raising enough funds to grant over 40 magical wishes, the partnership between Clothes Aid and Make-A-Wish has made a real difference to some of those children.
Collecting used clothes, Clothes Aid has raised over £2 million for charity, and this also benefits the environment as several tonnes of textiles are diverted from landfill.
According to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), around 1.2 million tonnes of clothing are thrown away by the fashion hungry British public each year.
Let your old clothes grant magical wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.
For further information about Make-A-Wish or to make a donation, please visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk.
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Moredon Primary School pupils helped collect bags of clothes for Clothes Aid and Make-A-Wish Foundation UK with Jennie Osbourne of Make-A-Wish (centre) and teacher Claire Harmer.
Daniel Hughes and class mates at Moredon Primary, Swindon help Jennie Osbourne of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK load bags of clothes into Clothes Aid vans.