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We are delighted with this new eco-initiative. The quality of the uniform is excellent – you would never guess the material is made from recycled plastic and the added bonus is that it’s more hard wearing and colourfast than ordinary material.

Headteacher, Falconers Hill Infant School

Wood Street Mission – Supporting 2016/ present


Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity based in the centre of Manchester. Founded in 1869, their vision is to help improve children’s lives and reduce the impact that day-to-day poverty can have on their life chances. In Manchester and Salford, more than 1 in 3 children live below the poverty line, and in some areas this increases to 1 in 2. Through the work that they do, they help over 3000 families and 7000 children every year by providing them with everyday essentials, such as food, clothes and bedding, as well as toys and books which are important for children’s wellbeing and development.

We are proud to be the official uniform partner for Wood Street Mission’s SmartStart initiative, which helps local families with the costs of sending a child to school. SmartStart provides children with the necessary school uniform, sports kit and stationery so that they can fit in and improve their chances of achieving at school. As part of our partnership, we will work with and support Wood Street Mission in providing the school clothing that they need, as well holding various fundraising activities throughout the year.

I am so delighted that David Luke has been successful in gaining the opportunity to partner with Wood Street Mission for their Smart Start Project. We have watched the progress of this scheme over the past couple of years with admiration. Being a schoolwear business based in Manchester, with a very strong ethical stance in all that we do, we were so enthusiastic to be involved. To have been chosen by Wood Street Mission is such an honour and we are also thrilled to be able to widen the reach of our environmentally-friendly Eco Uniform to the children of Manchester and Salford.

Kathryn Shuttleworth, Managing Director, David Luke.

Previously supported causes

Forever Manchester – supported 2015/16

FM_Colour-01Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and support grass roots community projects across Greater Manchester. They strengthen communities and enrich local life by inspiring local people to do extraordinary things together, developing and delivering projects that make a real difference locally. People benefit greatly from being involved in community activity. It helps to improve mental and physical well being, reduces social isolation, develops confidence to try something new and raises aspirations and employability as well as providing an opportunity to meet others; making our communities happier and healthier places to live.

“We are proud to be supporting the great work Forever Manchester does around Greater Manchester, where we’ve been based for over 30 years and we look forward to becoming more involved in the future.”

Kathryn Shuttleworth, Managing Director, David Luke.

We need to do more to prevent waste to landfill. Supporting markets for recycled products is important.

Mrs Dixon, parent

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