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Scottish Friendly announces support for the Renfrewshire Helping Those in Need charity

Scottish Friendly, Scotland’s largest financial mutual, has announced that it is supporting the Renfrewshire Helping Those in Need charity as part of its ‘Back to School’ charity initiative.

The clothing bank is a small, local charity run by volunteers and has been providing local children with school uniforms, clothing, shoes and toys since 2018.

Its aim is to ensure no family goes without the basic necessities to live by helping to relieve the financial burden of households who may be facing poverty.

Scottish Friendly’s ‘Back to School’ campaign will also include support for the South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank and the Morecambe Bay Foodbank in Lancashire, which runs ‘The Uniform Project’ for local children.

Scottish Friendly has a long-tradition of supporting school children across Scotland through numerous charity initiatives.

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, which is organised by national charity The Scottish Book Trust, has been running for the past 20 years and encourages a love for reading, writing and illustration.

Scottish Friendly’s chief executive, Kevin Brown, said:

The Renfrewshire Helping Those in Need organisation is a brilliant charity that helps children to feel more confident and relaxed about going to school. It also gives peace of mind to parents who may worry about not being able to provide their child with the same clothes or accessories as other children. Hopefully the support we provide will help the amazing team to reach even more children in South Ayrshire and ensure they have equal opportunities as their peers.

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