A School Uniform Swap Shop held in Brecon to help local families get ready for back to school was a huge success say organisers.
The event held at the St John Centre in Pendre Close, Brecon was organised by local Councillors Matthew Dorrance and Michaela Davies who said they understood the financial pressures on families and wanted to help.
Social justice think-tank the Bevan Foundation has estimated that approved school uniform costs can be as much as £340.00 in the UK.
County Councillor Matthew Dorrance said:
“The School Uniform Swap Shop was a big success and I am pleased that we have been able to help local families get ready for the new school year.
“Families are under significant financial pressure as the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to bite so it is good news that our event has been able to lighten the load.
“Everyone knows that school uniform can be expensive and our swap shop has helped save local families money as well as saving good clothes from going to landfill.”
Town Councillor Michaela Davies said:
“As a mum with two children in local schools I know how hard this time of year can be so I am really pleased that we have been able to help provide this swap shop for local families.
“The success of this event shows that there is a real need in our community to help local families and that is why we will be organising another event in October half term.”