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.”