S&H Schoolwear and Sports in Bromsgrove have raised over £1000 for Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre by selling pre-loved uniforms for Bromsgrove schools!
Owners Helen & Simon launched the charity fundraiser two years ago, relying solely on donations from the public of any used and unwanted badged Bromsgrove school uniforms to fill their ‘preloved uniform rail’. Customers can purchase these items for a suggested donation, offering some level of relief to parents with what is a big, often annual, expense.
All proceeds from the preloved uniform rail are then donated to the Primrose Hospice, which provides free care and support to people with life-limiting conditions and families in North East Worcestershire.
For Helen and Simon, this initiative really aims to give back to the local Bromsgrove community and show thanks to the customers who have continued to supported their business. Helen in particular feels the services they offer at S&H Schoolwear and Sports improves the relationship between local schools and the community.
Helen said: “It’s great to be able to give back to the community that has supported us over the years by providing a much-needed service to families in the current climate, whilst also raising money for Primrose. As a family we have used hospice care and know just how important it is to have Primrose there when people need it.”
In addition to their charity efforts, S&H Schoolwear and Sports have also been accredited by the ‘National Autistic Society’ in 2020 for their services to provide children with autism a safe and quiet space to reduce anxiety whilst purchasing their school uniform. Helen offers an appointment-only service to enable children with autism to attend the shop at a designated time where they can be assured the environment is suitable.
S&H Schoolwear and Sports certainly goes from strength-to-strength as people across Bromsgrove pack up their preloved uniforms, not providing support to a local hospice, but helping to strengthen the wider community in the process.