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Letter from the Hope Uniform Exchange

Dear Sir/Madam, I trust this email finds you well.

I am writing to inform you of the recent closure of the Hope Uniform Exchange, a valuable resource for parents in need of assistance with acquiring school uniforms. Last week, I was tasked with overseeing the closure due to funding challenges. Unfortunately, the increasing costs associated with rents, insurances, transportation, and administrative obligations became unsustainable for us to self-fund. Despite the closure, I would like to draw your attention to the new initiative we have launched to continue supporting parents in North Somerset and Somerset. We have created a monitored Facebook group titled "The Uniform Exchange (Somerset & North Somerset)" accessible at this link: I have also attached the group's logo to this email for your convenience if you wish to update your website with the new details. The purpose of this group is to facilitate direct communication between parents for uniform donations and requests, eliminating the need for storage facilities. If your school operates its own "in-house" exchange, please inform me, and I will gladly include it in a featured post within the group. Additionally, we may still have branded uniform items that could be donated directly to your school. During the weekend, we connected with over 20 parents from various schools, PTAs, and organisations who have successfully exchanged uniforms. The positive response has been heartening, and it has been a pleasure working with such passionate and genuine individuals. If your website contains information on Hope Uniform Exchange may we kindly request that you update your website with the new information and consider including it in your next parental communication email or newsletter. The closure of Hope Uniform Exchange marks the end of an era that has benefited thousands of parents in the North Somerset area, and we have received numerous expressions of gratitude for the services provided. If your school is one of the locations hosting a collection bin, please be advised that myself or a team member from my company may be in touch within the next couple of days to arrange collection. On behalf of Hope Uniform Exchange and the newly established The Uniform Exchange, I extend my sincere gratitude for your assistance and support throughout our operation.For verification that I represent Hope Uniform you can see this post (No login required!) - confirming the closure on the official Hope Uniform Page (we will be removing the page within the next few days).

Kind regards,

The Hope Uniform Exchange