Supporting Morecambe Bay Foodbank’s ‘The Uniform Project’
Morecambe in Lancashire has recently caught national news headlines as an intended location for the Eden Project. It has also provided the backdrop for the crime drama The Bay. However at the start of 2019 the Morecambe Bay area attracted great attention for another quite different reason. There were reports of an acute and rising problem with child poverty and poor health outcomes.
Our nearest Johnsons Workwear plant is just five miles away from the seaside town and, when it heard about an initiative from a local charity the Morecambe Bay Foodbank, the plant knew just how it could offer to help.
The charity’s School Uniform Project collects and redistributes uniform to children in need of it. Research by market analysts Mintel suggests that British parents spend around £1.2 billion on school uniform and equipment. The average uniform cost per pupil was estimated at £213 in 2019. The project looks for donations of clean, gently used and undamaged school uniform of all kinds for children aged 4-16.
Johnsons Workwear Lancaster is delighted to support the School Uniform Project by laundering donated school uniform.
At the charity’s February AGM, Sally Reade, our Customer Service Office Manager in Lancaster, proudly represented our business and took a round of applause for Johnsons Workwear from the dignitaries and attendees for ‘washing every single item of clothing for free’.
The School Uniform Project recently had space donated for a premises and vans collecting the uniform are being branded with the Johnsons Workwear and charity’s brand to raise further awareness.
This initiative supports the Morecambe Bay Foodbank in its aim to support and prevent poverty, helping people in crisis and on low incomes to avoid having to make a choice between eating and providing for other basic human needs.
We look forward to keeping you updated with other news on this fantastic community project.