ANOTHER school has benefitted from the proceeds of Holywell Council’s eco uniform scheme.

Holywell’s current mayor, Cllr Lynda Carter, has been pioneering the town council’s eco uniform scheme and recently had the pleasure of donating £100 to local primary school Ysgol Gwenffrwd.

This is the second school locally to benefit from the donations received by the stall – the first being St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School in February.

The uniform scheme, which runs at various periods of the year at Holywell’s Community Market, will be expanding its range to include winter coats as the colder months draw closer.

Cllr Carter launched the stall last August after learning of a survey completed by the Department for Education that found parents were spending an average of £230 per pupil on uniforms – and that is without their PE kit.

The Holywell town councillor planned to make use of the weekly market as a platform to draw people into the town centre when distributing the uniforms.

A similar scheme has also launched in neighbouring Mold this year with their mayor, Cllr Teresa Carberry.

Since then, the town mayors have joined forces to make use of their local markets and help alleviate the rising costs on families.

A town council spokesman said: “The scheme enables parents to make a small donation should they wish, which in turn goes to help the local primary schools on a rotation basis.

“The market stall has proved to be very popular this year, especially as the cost of school uniform can be so expensive.”

The next uniform stall is scheduled to take place in the autumn half term on Thursday, October 29 at Holywell Market – operating weekly between 9am and 3pm on the town’s High Street.

Anyone wanting to donate uniform or coats can do so by dropping them off at Qualities Furniture, off Holywell High Street.