Maundy Relief, local charity, have announced the Hyndburn School Uniform Swap Shop will be opening on the 12th April to help families and encourage recycling.

Located inside Accrington Market Hall, in the heart of Hyndburn, the Uniform Swap Shop will be open to all who need to use it. Donations of school uniform are invited to help them in their efforts to provide a uniform to every child who needs one in Hyndburn.

Sameena King, Manager at Accrington Market said:

“We are really pleased to welcome the Uniform Swap Shop to the Market Hall. Not only are they offering a wonderful solution for local families with children, they are also adding an exciting new offering to our diverse range of stall holders.

“At the minute Accrington Market is open for essential stalls such as food and pet supplies and our other stall holders are looking forward to returning on the 12th April, as set out in the Governments roadmap.”

Lucy Hardwick, Manager at Maundy Relief said:

“All parents are familiar with the large expense of school uniforms and know too well that children very quickly outgrow their school wear. We wanted to combine efforts across our borough and offer a one-stop-shop for recycling these uniforms, giving help to those who need it. Families can donate their uniform that is no longer needed and if they need to, collect a new uniform from us.

“The more people that take part in this initiative the better, we are encouraging PTA’s, Schools and charities to work alongside us and we want children to be proud to use this service, as eco warriors for Hyndburn.”

The Hyndburn Uniform Swap Shop is currently open for donation drop offs: Tuesday 11am-2pm, Friday 11am – 2pm and Saturday 1pm – 3pm. It will be open for shopping from the 12th April onwards, subject to Government guidelines. Follow ‘Hyndburn Uniform Swap Shop’ on social media for more information or to get in touch directly.

Accrington Market Hall is open for essential shopping:

Monday 8am – 3:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4:30pm

Please follow Covid-19 safety advice at all times when shopping.