Old Bexhill High uniforms to go to third world orphanages

Bexhill High Academy
Bexhill High Academy

A Pebsham resident has decided to take responsibility for the now useless old school uniforms after no provisions were made to recycle them.

Lynette John, of Seabourne Road, saw people talking about Bexhill High Academy’s lack of action on social media so decided to take charge.

The academy has changed its uniforms for the next term so the old clothes are now unneeded and unwanted by charity shops.

Ms John has organised for people to drop off their old uniforms at a few businesses in the town to then be eventually shipped to needy countries.

The work coach at the job centre said: “There are orphanages desperate for anything around the world.

“It would be amazing if parents or students who have got any uniforms to donate.”

She has had no contact with the school and has organised it all off her own back.

Ms John has previously donated to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Philippines so has had experience of sending donations abroad.

She plans to raise money for the transport and other costs through her Africa Day event next year.

One of the places you can drop clothes off at is The Bexhill Florist and manager Kate Thompson was more than happy to help.

“Lynette asked if I would help out and said it’s not a problem,” she said.

“It’s not in my way and anything for charity doesn’t hurt – it seems silly to waste it.”

Owner of LCR Computers Les Ralph offered to host the clothes-drop after he saw Lynette’s call for help online.

“I often get involved with charity stuff for schools and do a lot of things to help out in the community when I can so it was no problem at all.

Other places where you can drop uniform off are Dave’s Tyres and Emma Hellier Hair and Body Retreat.

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