It was so good to see her looking clean and fresh in the new
uniform with a big smile on her face. It means now that when
she is in school she will look just like any other pupil.
– A referring professional
We are delighted that our trustee Julia Grindley has been named as the Lord Provost’s Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2021. More information can be found at Volunteer Edinburgh.
Julia was also given a Special Commendation in the “Trustee of the Year” category in the Scottish Charity Awards 2021.
On 15th December 2021, Julia was named as a Point of Light by the Prime Minister, an award that recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community.
Julia said: “We are honoured to receive this recognition of the work of Edinburgh School Uniform Bank. Our team works so hard to give children the best chances in life and to make sure that everyone can go to school feeling comfortable, confident, and fitting in with their peers. We bring together the whole community to support families who are facing tough challenges, and our thanks go to everyone who contributes to this effort.”
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