Donation and distribution of pre-loved uniform within the local community.
My name is Emma, I am a mother of 4. I live in Winsford. I run the Uniform Exchange with help from local community groups as well as help from The Salvation Army and Winsford and Middlewich Rotary Club. My family also help out.
In 2019 I set up a Facebook page Uniform Exchange Winsford after seeing the ever increasing costs of school uniforms and the need within the local community to access help in obtaining uniform for their children.
To ensure that ANYBODY within our local community, no matter what the circumstances are able to obtain help in sourcing school uniform for their families. EVERYBODY needs help at some time in their life and I will never question or judge the reason anybody asks for our help.
* SCHOOL LOGO ITEMS EG: JUMPERS/CARDIGANS/BLAZERS/TIES
* GENERAL SCHOOL UNIFORM EG: POLO TOPS/TROUSERS/SKIRTS/SHIRTS/JUMPERS/CARDIGANS
* SCHOOL SHOES , TRAINERS, WELLINGTON BOOTS & PE PUMPS
* PE KITS EG: T-SHIRTS, SHORTS, LEGGINGS, JOG BOTTOMS, TRACKSUITS, SWIM CLOTHING
* COATS, RAIN JACKETS, WATERPROOF CLOTHING
* SCHOOL BAGS, BACK PACKS, PE BAGS, SWIM BAGS & LUNCHBOXES
* DRESSING UP COSTUMES/ITEMS SUITABLE FOR WORLD BOOK DAY/THEME DAYS
* CHRISTMAS JUMPERS/T-SHIRTS & NATIVITY COSTUMES (INCLUDING ANIMALS)
* UNIFORMED GROUPS – BROWNIES, GUIDES, BEAVERS, CUBS, SCOUTS, RAINBOWS ETC
We cover Winsford (CW7) and the surrounding 'catchment' areas for all nurseries, pre-schools, Primary schools and Secondary/High Schools.
No. We accept all new and good condition, clean pre-loved uniform items. We also accept donations of new/unused stationary.
If you have a donation and can drop off in Winsford (cw7) please send me a message for the address. If you need the donation collecting, please message me to arrange a suitable day and time. Alternatively you can drop any donations into the Winsford Community Grocery when they are open.
I am happy to call and collect unclaimed lost property uniform or other surplus items. Please contact me to arrange a time to suit.
If you are a nursery, school or business and your happy to have a uniform donation box in your premesis for parents or employees to leave donations or if you would like a printable poster to display detailing what we accept and how to access the uniform please contact me.
Anybody can request help with uniform. Anybody from the local community, Winsford (CW7) and surrounding catchment school areas can send a request for items.
No. Any individual can request uniform help for themselves or a member of their family or friends. Community groups, schools, nurseries, health visitors, social workers, and churches can all request uniform on behalf of families in need.
The uniform supplied is always FREE. If you want to make a donation we have a just giving page, an Amazon wish list or a supported charity each year that we send donations from free uniform collection events too. in 2019 we donated a massive amou t of food and consumables to Mid Cheshire Food Bank. There is never an expectation for anybody to give anything in return for uniform.
If you send me an email on the contact us area of the website or messagel the Facebook page Uniform Exchange Winsford directly I can send you a request form which will ask for details for ages/sizes/colors/school etc.
No. Unfortunately the likely hood is that I may not have everything you request. I will only have donated items to chose from. I will do my best to help you as much as I can.
In exceptional circumstances I maybe able to purchase new items from any donations received to the Just Giving page. These are unforeseen, emergency purchases and the details will have to be verified.
Currently there is just me running Uniform Exchange around my family and other commitments. I will try to respond and help you with items as quickly as I can. Please let me know if there is a rush/emergency need when requesting.
You can currently collect from my home address at a mutually convenient day and time
We have a go fund me page for monitory donations. This money is only used for emergency purchases of uniform or school shoes. This happens in exceptional circumstances such as domestic violence, house fires, unemployment and universal credit delays
We have an Amazon wish list set up full frequently used items. These can be purchased by clicking on the link and the items will be delivered directly to us. This is ideal for people who have requested and received uniform and would like to give something back with items starting at £1
If you would like to volunteer at one of our next free uniform events or are able to help in collecting donations or even displaying a poster in your place of work then please do contact me.
There are also pages for:
Winsford Salvation Army
GGO community Group
Helping Hands - Winsford in Need
The Winsford Litter Project
Friends of Winsford Town Park
Winsford and Middlewich Rotary Club for their donation of funds to supply storage boxes and free usage of their storage facility.
Salvation Army Winsford also for allowing me to share their storage facility for the uniform collected.
St. Josephs Primary, St. Chads COE Primary, St. Johns COE Primary and Darnhall Primary school for direct donations of surplus uniform/lost property
Thank you to Rev. Chris Moore and St. Chads Church for the free use of their community hall on previous occasions.
Wharton Children's Center for free use of their facilities in previous events.
Thank you to The Winsford Academy for allowing me use of their theater for free on 24 & 25/08/20, which allowed 118 members of the community to visit and take any uniform items they needed for free.
Thank you to all friends, family and members of the community who have helped in the events and for helping with transport arrangements giving their time for free.
Thank you to every single person that has donated uniform to this group. Without your donations, we would not be able to help others.