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'Labelled With Love' in Falkirk

Thursday September 9 2021

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A school uniform project has developed into a multifaceted community programme for a Falkirk church.

Labelled With Love was initially set up by a group from Falkirk Trinity Church to provide new school uniforms for children from families which were struggling financially. Links were established with the local primary schools, social work and health organisations, and the group was led by the needs identified by those groups. While the uniforms provided were brand new, good quality second hand clothing was also bagged and distributed to the various agencies.

The group then moved on to providing winter jackets and other clothing and shoes that were frequently requested from the partner agencies. One school asked for wellies for children to wear in the playground. Each bag of clothing has a label on it: ‘With love from Falkirk Trinity Church’.

Uniforms and donations have come from the local Asda, Morrisons and Tesco stores and sportswear was provided by RJM Sportswear. The group has received a grant from Forth Giving and generous contributions from the Trinity congregation, friends and family.

Over the year further links have been established with Graeme High School, CrossReach’s Polmont Visitors Centre, and a local charity supporting refugees. In association with Hallglen Pantry they have also supplied Christmas meals, and supported the furnishing of a room within the Ettrick Dochart Community Hall in Falkirk as a place for young people to meet.

Shona Penman, one of the Labelled With Love group, said: “We will continue to be led by the needs of the community through the knowledge of the other services to try to provide what is required. We are forever grateful for ongoing provision and answer to prayer.”



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