STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy are donating their clothes to help sick children in support of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign by TK Maxx.
The academy is helping the fashion chain to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s work with childhood cancer by donating unwanted clothes.
Kayleigh Trainor, head of humanities, said: “We are keen to get involved in this project to raise awareness of the work of Cancer Research UK, especially as we have had students at school who have undergone treatment for cancer of had relatives diagnosed with cancer. So many people today are affected by cancer and so everyone is keen to help.’
Deputy Head Girl of Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Daisy Broguhton of Year 11 said: ‘Any help we can give is good. We have put posters up around school and have been speaking in assemblies and during tutor time to remind people to bring in their donations, So much has been brought in already.’
Since 2004, TK Maxx has raised more than £32m for Cancer Research UK’s work through stock and cash donations. Of that, more than £28m is supporting research into children’s cancers specifically and £4m supporting general cancer research.
The campaign follows on from the schools donation of coats to the homeless for Wrap Up London and goods for Harlow Food Bank at Christmas.