Dukefield has been giving back to the community by donating hundreds of brand new school uniforms to two local charities.
Dukefield CEO, Jon Chamberlain, contacted the L6 Centre based in Liverpool and the Wood Street Mission in Manchester in order to donate school uniforms to struggling families. Jon said “We’ve really done this for the kids. We wanted to make sure that at the beginning of the school year, underprivileged children are at least able to go to school wearing something they can be proud of.”
Gerard Woodhouse at the L6 Centre said: “We are overwhelmed with your very kind donation, the children of our community are delighted with their new uniforms and we cannot thank you enough.”
Mark Gaffeny, the Development Manager at Wood Street Mission said: “I would like to thank Jon and his colleagues at Dukefield for the kind donation of school uniforms to Wood Street Mission.
What we are trying to do is quite simple. It is to help children whose families have financial problems to begin school on day 1 looking like everybody else.
The rest is up to them, their parents and their teachers, but we hope it helps them start well, with a bit more confidence and more of a sense of belonging. We hope it helps with friendships and bullying.”Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford Last year, Wood Street Mission reached 2,740 children who were experiencing significant poverty and the charity is now on course to make a difference in even more children’s lives this year.
The L6 Centre is in the heart of Everton and supports the community in North Liverpool to provide care to those less fortunate. The L6 Centre was recently featured on the BBC One Show and BBC North West Tonight with the focus being around the positive impact that they make in the local community.