There’s no doubt that money is tight for everyone just now. So many people been have been furloughed or lost their jobs and the expense of new school uniforms is an added worry for so many families.
As I said last year when I started this campaign, I have always really struggled with seeing the new school uniforms in the shops. I can’t help but think...I should be out buying Jack his. Many times I have stood crying in the middle of the shops as I watch mums try the uniform on their children.
Many times I have had to walk out of the shops because I can’t cope with hearing parents and their children arguing over the uniforms.
I know it can be stressful but tomorrow is never guaranteed and sometimes I have this urge to shout that out loud in the shops. Some families will never get the chance to see their child go to school.
This year I keep thinking about all of the families who are worrying about how they are going to buy their children’s school uniforms.
I was very fortunate that I could afford to buy his school uniforms, that he could pick the latest school bag, shoes or pencil case and money wasn’t an issue but I well aware, that’s not the case for everyone. Just like Xmas time, this time of year can put so much financial stress on families.
So many families are struggling to buy their children’s school uniforms, pencil cases etc.
If Jack was here, I’d be buying those items for him so instead I am going to donate them in his memory and in the memory of all our sons and daughters who won’t be choosing their school uniform this year
People are always looking for ways to help others or things to do in their loved ones memory, this is a small thing that we can do to make difference to others. Whether it’s £1 for pencils, £5 for a lunch bag, £10 for a school bag of £20 for a school jacket...every single penny will help xx
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