Uniform Donations to Change Lives - Home and Away

Beechwood Park | 13 Sep 2018 | Featured Story | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
At the end of the summer term, a group of Beechwood Park School parents initiated a truly impressive charity collection of old-style and outgrown school uniform.
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Beechwood Park parents collect uniform for charity

A massive total of 184 bags of clothes and 23 bags of shoes were distributed amongst local charities and schools, and some further afield in Zimbabwe.

Twelve bags of uniform were sent to The Level Trust Uniform Exchange which supports the 11,000 children who live below the poverty line in Luton. Another seventeen bags went to Maryland Primary School in Stratford, East London for their pupils from underprivileged families.

155 bags of clothes and 23 bags of shoes were shipped to Zimbabwe in aid of the charity Hope for African Communities (HAC), which aims to rebuild the lives of widows and orphans by providing resources and programmes to help those affected to become self-sustainable.

Sarah Dallas, an ex-Beechwood parent who coordinated the collection for Zimbabwe said “We asked Beechwood pupils to do one last thing before they headed off on their summer holidays … on their way out, to take off their shoes, which they will have outgrown when they start the new academic year, and leave them under their desks. What an amazing result! 23 bags of shoes will change many children’s lives.”

About Beechwood Park

Beechwood Park is a co-educational independent Prep School providing a high standard of education for children aged rising 3 to 13, located in extensive parkland in the Hertfordshire Countryside. The School has its own onsite Nursery; Woodlands Nursery which opened in September 2015 in a state of the art, purpose built building nestling at the edge of the woods.

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