First clothes bank to open in Daventry

Bromford Clothes Bank.'Pictured is Katharine Rymell ( Senior Support Worker )
Bromford Clothes Bank.'Pictured is Katharine Rymell ( Senior Support Worker )

Daventry’s first clothes bank will launch this month to provide for those in need in the town.

The Daventry Bromford Support team is asking people to clear out their closets and donate any unwanted items to them to help support their appeal for those living on a low income in the Daventry district.

Senior support worker at Bromford, Katharine Rymell, said: “There are lots of food banks in place but we wanted to tackle another issue people face when living with little or no money.

“As we come to the end of the summer it would be fantastic if people could donate some items if they are sorting out their wardrobes.

“All clothes are welcome – coats and warm clothes in particular, but please leave your undies out! We’ll buy those with cash donations.”

Bromford Support will accept both adults and children’s clothing and will launder and press them. As children return to school the team is also hoping to help provide school uniforms.

Following on from the success of their Living Below The Line campaign, which helped to highlight some of the issues facing those living in extreme poverty, the Bromford team will launch the clothes bank on September 20.

Manger of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Daventry, Anne Bamfield, said this year CAB had referred more people to the food bank than ever before and believed a clothes bank was a good idea.

She said: “We have a large number of people who are referred to the food bank from people who are in reduced circumstances so I would imagine a clothes bank would prove very helpful for those people too.”

Bromford will be collecting clothes from anywhere in the area or clothes can be dropped into the Bromford support offices at the Abbey Centre.