Morrisons helps south Warwickshire youngsters as they return to school - The Leamington Observer

Morrisons helps south Warwickshire youngsters as they return to school

Philippa Mingins 31st Aug, 2023 Updated: 31st Aug, 2023   0

BIG-hearted supermarket staff have been supporting the imminent return to school across south Warwickshire.

Morrisons in Leamington created pick up bags containing stationary, food and items to keep youngsters occupied throughout the summer holiday which customers could purchase for those in need.

A pop up swap shop was set up in store where people could donate old school uniforms. Customers could take what they needed. Then the team donated the remaining uniforms to local swap shops around the community.

The supermarket has also been supporting local community groups over the summer by donating £200 to support Young People’s First and Lillington youth club so that children who attend can eat a hot meal.

And community champion Alex Pearson teamed up with Simon Arnold from Fit 4 Kids and donated food to support the families who are struggling due to the cost of living.

Residents of Alveston in Stratford and Saint Mary’s in Warwick both had the chance to take extra items of food home so they could keep their cupboards stocked up.

Alex said: “This is my third year as a community champion and each year I do this I see the need has increased. Uniform can be so expensive and it’s a cost some families just can’t afford, especially if you have more then one child.

“We will do our best over the next few months as we run up to Christmas to support as much as possible to help as many people as we can.”


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