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Bury St Edmunds mum is giving unwanted kit a charitable new home

Liz Ayling and Karen Cannard with some of the unwanted PE kits collected so far
Liz Ayling and Karen Cannard with some of the unwanted PE kits collected so far

A mother-of-two from Bury St Edmunds is looking to give children’s unwanted PE clothes and sports kits a new lease of life.

Until recently, Liz Ayling’s 12-year-old son, Joseph, had attended St James’ Middle School. But when the school closed last month, Liz found herself wondering what to do with his old sports kit.

The 38-year-old said: “Usually I would donate his unwanted kit to friends who have children attending the same school or to the school’s ‘nearly new/second hand uniform’ scheme if they have one.

“In this case I have no-one to donate the kit to and I imagine many other parents will be in the same position.”

An online search led her to the Lord’s Taverners, a charity which runs a recycling programme to give young people a ‘sporting chance’.

Now with Bury waste guru Karen Cannard on board, Liz has started collecting donations and is appealing for families and sports teams with unwanted kit to get in touch. Items will need to be sorted through and given to the charity by September 16.

Tesco Express, on Moreton Hall, is being used as a collection point but more businesses are wanted to get involved.

Call 07775 631629 or email donatekitbury@gmail.com


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