Stockport shopping centre launches pre-worn school uniform appeal

The pop-up shop will be reselling all pre-worn items for 50p each, with all proceeds going to Chelwood Foodbank

Merseyway shopping centre in Stockport is promising local parents massive savings on next year’s school uniform as it opens a pop-up second-hand school uniform shop in the town centre.

Accepting all pre-worn school uniform items from Stockport schools, the pop-up shop will be reselling old items for 50p each, with all proceeds going to Chelwood Foodbank. 

The centre will be accepting donations until 19th August 2022, which can be dropped at the dedicated collection bins in the undercover mall located outside Specsavers. 

All donations must be clean and wearable, and the scheme will accept all items including sweatshirts, cardigans, skirts, pinafores, trousers, shorts, polo shirts, shirts, shoes, plimsolls, and school bags. 

Located in the heart of Stockport, Merseyway Shopping Centre is home to more than 90 stores including high street favourites, such as Pandora, Primark, Waterstones, HMV and JD Sports, alongside a selection of local independents, leisure attractions and cafes and eateries.

Committed to supporting the local community, Merseyway is also home to several innovative social enterprises including DIY community hub, The Merseyway Workshop and The Landing, an outdoor growing space created by the team at acclaimed Stockport restaurant, Where the Light Gets In.

With the help of The Future High Streets Fund, the centre is undergoing extensive regeneration plans to help improve facilities for the local community with public consultation currently underway for Stockroom, a new learning and discovery space.

“We’re really excited to launch our first second-hand school uniform shop,” said centre manager, Victoria Nichol.

“With the cost-of-living crisis and many families looking to make as many savings as possible, our pop-up shop will not only provide them with good-quality preloved goods, but it will also provide much-needed donations to our local food bank.

“This is a fantastic recycling scheme, and we’d like to urge everyone to send their old school uniforms our way”.


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