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The Community Wardrobe Fenland is a project to help give a 2nd life to school uniforms. It allows people to donate their children's old uniforms to make them available for anyone else who may need uniform items for their children.
How to contact
Where to go
Whittlesey Library and Community Hub
Chatteris Library & Community hub
The Oasis Community Centre
Saint Michael's Avenue
Hear about the Community Uniform Wardrobe:
What to Expect
For any families that may be struggling to purchase a new uniform, items are available for collection at the following locations:
- March Library – for more information on the library click here.
- Whittlesey Library – for more information on the library click here.
- Wisbech Library – for more information on the library click here.
- Chatteris Library – for more information on the library click here.
- The Oasis Community Centre – for more information click here.
This programme relies on the goodwill and honesty of people using the scheme, so no referral or proof of income is needed. However, items are for personal use and not for resale.
The Community Uniform Wardrobe was set up by Community Services Fenland, which is a team within Cambridgeshire County Council. It was set up in response to the difficulties with the cost of living, with many families finding it challenging to purchase new school uniforms, but also realising that there were families that had uniforms that were still in great condition and could be used to benefit others.
If you have items of old school uniforms that are in good enough condition for another family to make use of, you can donate these items at the March, Wisbech and Whittlesey Libraries. If you are unable to get to these locations, contact the team and they may be able to arrange collection.
Schools have a duty to ensure that school uniform is affordable and that second hand items are available. You can also contact your child’s school to see what schemes they have available.
If you are in financial difficulties and looking for baby items or for children under five, you can contact the Fenland Families and Baby Bank. For more information click here.
Donating items and taking donated items are free.