A FREE Uniform Shop will be held over the Easter holidays at Ealing Broadway shopping centre, to help families find school clothing items ahead of the new term.

Uniforms and sports kits are a sometimes costly expense, but to make everyone’s life that little bit easier the Uniform Shop will be returning for a week.

In advance of opening, the shopping centre is again inviting people to donate good-quality school items to a dedicated donation box located outside Flying Tiger, including branded and non-branded uniform, sportswear, footwear and school bags.

The free pop-up will run daily from Saturday, April 6 until Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm, while stocks last. Visitors are invited to browse and choose up to four items, with no donations necessary.

The initiative follows the centre’s first uniform shop event last summer, when nearly 3,000 families donated 10,242 pre-loved school items.

Over ten days, 2.27 tons of clothing were prevented from going to landfill, and any damaged items added to the Love Not Landfill clothes bank for recycling.

Andrew Rollings, centre director at Ealing Broadway, said: “The response we had last summer was incredible, with a record number of clothes donated and thousands of families getting involved.

“It’s brilliant to see the community coming together and helping those in need of some extra help.”