Banking on support for local families at Rasen shop

A uniform bank is the latest project on offer from Market Rasen’s coronavirus support group.

Uniform bank in Market Rasen's Queen Street
Uniform bank in Market Rasen's Queen Street

Donations of outgrown uniform have been flooding in over the past few weeks and these will now be available from the Uniform Bank, which opened yesterday.

As well as uniform items for the town’s two schools, there is also clothing for some other local area schools, including Caistor, and some items which could be worn at a number of schools.

Items are free, but there is a facility to make a donation for anyone who wishes to do so.

The shop, at the eastern end of Queen Street, will be open every Tuesday and Saturday from 10am to noon, and on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm throughout August.

Stephen Bunney, who heads up the Town Partnership C-19 Support Group, said: “We are very grateful to everyone who has donated items and to DJ Properties for allowing us to use one of their premises for the uniform bank.

“The economic fall out from the coronavirus pandemic will be far reaching and as a community we need to offer as much support as possible to those who need help.

“The uniform bank is a great way to do that.

“The food banks are also still there to help. We have people who use this on an occasional basis, while others need it more regularly.”