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Over 140 more families helped with the cost of school uniform

Credit: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

Over 140 more families have been helped with the cost of school uniform by events held at King George and Queens Hospitals.

After the success of previous marketplaces, another two have been held  focusing on offering donated school uniform to staff who may be struggling to buy them.

The marketplaces were held on Tuesday 15 August at King George Hospital, and on Tuesday 22 August at Queen’s Hospital.

Over the two days, over 140 staff members and their families visited to pick up school uniforms, bags, shoes, P.E kits, and books for their children.

Members of staff who had spare or unwanted items donated to the events and they were supported by local charity Smile London and Essex who offer donated and new uniforms.

Attending the marketplace at Queen’s, Joy Aiktanya, Clinical Fellow, said: “It’s a really nice thing for the Trust to offer, especially with the price of everything being so high. Offering something as simple as school uniform for our children has such an impact and makes a really big difference.”

The events are a part of the wider cost of living initiatives introduced for  staff and their families, including offering a discount in our canteens and free period products.

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