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Clothing Swap Shop For Parents

Monday June 10 2013


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A CLOTHING swap shop for stricken parents struggling to afford new items for their children takes place today.

Churches from around Barnsley have come together to organise 'Clothed With Compassion'.

The event gives people the opportunity to bring in items which have been outgrown and exchange them for bigger articles of clothing.

Alison Allen, who helped organise the swap shop, said: "Children grow out of their clothes very quickly and keeping up with buying new is increasingly challenging in the current economic climate.

"Many people are out of work, or on low incomes, and benefits are being cut or even stopped in some cases."

Refreshments will be available at the exchange, between 2pm and 6pm at Outreach Church, Wakefield Road, New Lodge.

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Reply Posted by anon on Monday June 10 2013 at 12:59
this is a good idea a shame this is what our country has become and the prime minister says children arent suffering what a joke

Reply Posted by r on Monday June 10 2013 at 14:16
Wonderful idea more needs to be done to help struggling families

Reply Posted by mick on Monday June 10 2013 at 15:01
Great idea . And it shows that people of Barnsley can help each other in times of need .However with this a food banks now a regular thing, it shows how this government have let this country down .

Reply Posted by Moe on Monday June 10 2013 at 20:23
I hate to say this .. things were tough in war when I was at Scool But even after with Ratioing and soldiers finding work hard IT WAS NOT AS THEN AS IS NOW -What is Britain comming to

Reply Posted by Mick on Monday June 10 2013 at 20:54
All these 'what is the world coming to' comments are nonsense. In 70's & 80's everyone was sending kids to school in hand-me-downs. How many people using food banks & used clothes have a mobile phone, a flat screen TV, a computer?

Reply Posted by David on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 07:59
The clothes swap was intended as a way of people swapping clothes, not some method of someone getting something for nothing. Whether the people attending have a TV or a phone is immaterial as they are giving one item and taking another, that's the point.

As for food bank use, all people using the service have to be assessed for genuine need before they can gain access to it. Are you saying that those who have had a downturn in fortune should sell off their furniture first before being able to have a bag of shopping?

Reply Posted by David on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 07:59
The clothes swap was intended as a way of people swapping clothes, not some method of someone getting something for nothing. Whether the people attending have a TV or a phone is immaterial as they are giving one item and taking another, that's the point.

As for food bank use, all people using the service have to be assessed for genuine need before they can gain access to it. Are you saying that those who have had a downturn in fortune should sell off their furniture first before being able to have a bag of shopping?

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 09:18
No David, I am saying that clothes swaps, charity shops are providing useful services and tackling some of the culture of waste we have in modern society.
I am disagreeing with other comments saying 'what is the world coming to' when actually almost everyone has the items I mentioned and i'm making the point that there is nothing wrong with re-using goods and society helping each other out through charitable activity.