Richmond school uses grant to set up uniform bank

Friends of Richmond Methodist School were delighted to receive a donation of £1,500 from the Morrisons Foundation.

The funding from the charitable arm of the supermarket has enabled the school to install and convert a large metal shed to act as a uniform bank facility as part of their Reduce, Reuse, Recycle project.

Through this sustainability programme, staff and students at the school collect and redistribute donated uniforms to families in hardship

Claire Ryde, eco-leader at Richmond Methodist School (RMS) said: “Thank you to the Morrisons Foundation for supporting our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle uniform initiative.

“The work that we do for the children of RMS is paramount in enriching the lives of our young people and their families.

“We have already supported many of our school families and your donation will help us to continue on a larger scale.

“This will mean, whilst we regularly support Richmond Methodist, we will be able to reach out to all our surrounding school families, on a more consistent basis.”

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation trustee, said: “What a wonderful initiative.

“It’s great to see a local school supporting people in need in the community.

“Their Reduce, Reuse, Recycle programme is a great idea and will make such a difference to families in need.

“I’m very proud that the foundation has been able to help the school in such a meaningful way.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives.

Since launching, over £40 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.