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Ladysmith Shopping Centre School Uniform Exchange

Supporting Our Community During the Cost of Living Crisis

At Ladysmith Shopping Centre, we believe every child deserves to start the school year with confidence.

With the cost of living crisis placing significant financial pressure on families, we’re proud to host a School Uniform Exchange, offering families FREE school uniform with an optional donation to Willow Wood, our charity partner.


Donate Your Uniform

Throughout July and August, we invite the community to drop off new or used school uniforms at Ladysmith Shopping Centre’s Willow Wood store. These contributions will be a lifeline for families struggling with the high cost of new uniforms.

Shop Opening

The School Uniform Exchange shop will be open on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of August, ready for the new school year in September. Our dedicated team of volunteers will staff the shop, ensuring a welcoming and supportive environment.

Key Dates

  • Uniform Drop-Off Point: Willow Wood (Ladysmith Shopping Centre), throughout July and August 
  • Shop Opening Days: Friday 30th & Saturday 31st August from 10am until 3pm
  • Shop location: TBC


Promoting Equality and Inclusion: Ensuring every child has access to a proper school uniform helps them feel included and valued within their school community.

Supporting Families: With the current economic challenges, the Uniform Exchange eases financial pressure on families, allowing them to allocate resources to other essential needs.

Encouraging Sustainability: By giving old uniform a second lease of life, we promote sustainability and reduce waste.


This initiative is only possible with the support and generosity of our community. Together, we can make a significant impact, ensuring every child starts the school year with confidence and pride.

Thank you for helping us support our community!

Terms and Conditions

  1. Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
  2. This event is free to attend, with an optional donation to charity of the year Willow Wood.
  3. Ladysmith Shopping Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.
  4. Uniforms are limited to one per child, this may be reviewed depending on stock levels on the discretion from the shop staff.
  5. Ladysmith Shopping Centre at its absolute discretion reserves the right at any time to cancel or amend events, activities, workshops, alter times, prices and services without notice.
  6. If this is cancelled in its entirety, Ladysmith Shopping Centre will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you as soon as reasonably possible.
  7. Dogs and all other pets are not permitted within the Ladysmith Shopping Centre or any events. This is with the exception of Assistant Dogs and some restrictions do apply. 
  8. Admission to any event, activity or workshop is at your own risk. Ladysmith Shopping Centre will not be held liable for any loss, injuries or damages or emotional distress sustained at or during or following the event, activity or workshop including damage, theft or losses to property and motor vehicles.
  9. Please note that CCTV, film cameras and photographers may be present. By entering Ladysmith Shopping Centre, you consent to filming stills photography and sound recording and its use in distribution (commercial or otherwise) without any payment.
  10. If you experience any problems during the event, activity or workshop, please contact a member of Ladysmith Shopping Centre staff, as it may not be possible to resolve issues after the event, activity or workshop.