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Rags2Riches

Dear Parents/Carers,

The PTFA have missed being able to raise funds for our school, during this pandemic.  In the past we have been able to contribute towards many projects, most recently we have partially financed the purchase of a new mini bus.   

For many years we have raised funds using the Rags2Riches4Schools recycling scheme.  This not only generates well needed funds; but also helps others around the world benefit from our good quality unwanted clothes and shoes and shows our students the importance of recycling.

In the past we have tried to coincide collections with parents evening as we know how difficult it is to get the bags to school.  However, we have been offered the opportunity of a collection on:

Friday 19th November

Our challenge is to fill as many bags as we can!  Bags can be brought to Reception anytime up to 9am on the 19th November.

We are unable to send bags home this time but you may use any appropriate bag; please just mark it Rag2Riches.  There are a few bags in the office, which your child can collect, if this is a problem. 

Please read the information below, which gives clear instructions as to what can and cannot be donated.

Clean and reusable items that can be donated:

Good quality clothes and accessories.

Adults, Childrens and Babies Clothing, Scarves, Gloves, Belts, Handbags, Jewellery, PAIRED shoes and other footwear.

 

They cannot reuse the following items:

Worn out shoes or clothes, clothes that are wet or have holes in.

Curtains, pillows or duvets, bric-a-brac or books. Personalised items.

Work uniform, School uniform or school sports kit

 

If you are unsure what to put in the bags, then

STOP AND THINK - WOULD SOMEONE ELSE BUY & WEAR/USE IT?

 

Donated clothes and accessories are sent to Europe, Africa and even further away to be sold at market stalls as affordable items for those in real need of clothing.

 

Thank you for your support

 

PTFA