Back to School Swap

Access to school items

Thurso Development Trust are working with Caithness Poverty Action Group and Thurso Community Café to put on a back-to-school swap! They want to help reduce waste by giving some pre-loved school items a new home, we know how quickly kids grow so keeping them in uniforms and school clothes is hard to keep up with – and expensive.

They would like for you to drop off things like uniformed t-shirts and jumpers, plain black essentials like trousers, skirts, dresses, legging, tights etc. They will also take clothes that can be used for PE, school bags, pencil cases, school shoes and anything else you think others could use at school. Open for nursery right through to high school. They ask that you bring items that are clean and in good condition, with no tears, stains, or buttons missing or broken zips.

Then come along to Thurso Community Café on Saturday 30th July between 2 pm and 5 pm to shop what They have. Everything will be free or for donation, there will be a maximum number of items you can take depending on how many kids it’s for, just to make sure that everyone who comes along can get something.”  There is also a Facebook page for the Wick area to support parents – Wick School Uniform | Facebook

Caithness Food bank

If you know someone who needs some support then the food bank is well stocked and welcomes referrals.  If you have any questions or want to become a referral agent please contact –

Advice on Income maximisation and Energy Advice  –  Caithness CAB, Highland Council welfare team and Scottish Social Security to arrange roadshows where people can get advice.  More details to follow.

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