A COMMUNITY group of volunteers has opened the doors to its new Children’s Clothing Exchange aiming to help parents in Wrexham with rising costs.

Wings ’n’ Things recognised a need for the project after seeing the success of the adults Wrexham Clothing Exchange and noting there was no equivalent for children’s clothing.

Based out of St Marks Church in Caia Park, the project is open to families on the first Saturday of every month between 11am and 2pm.

Suzanne Nantcurvis, one of the volunteers said: “Given the cost of school uniforms and the speed at which children grow out of their clothes and shoes this project makes so much sense - saving on cost and saving the planet!”

The new children’s clothing exchange is promoting a “swap don’t shop” message to encourage sustainability while supporting parents in the community.

The Leader: Leaflets for the next event Leaflets for the next event (Image: WINGS'n'Things)

Parents are encouraged to bring unwanted items to swap at the exchange or if parents have no items to exchange, they can make a small donation to take items.


Elinor Doherty, volunteer, said: “Our principle is that the clothes should be something you would be happy to put your own child in, so we ask for them to be in good clean condition.”

The items available at the exchange are aimed at children of school age from three to teenagers and include school uniform items, winter coats, jumpers, jeans, shoes and more.

The exchange is also providing a free pair of new underwear and socks, along with a handmade hat, scarf, and pair of gloves for every child.

Sue Jones, another volunteer, said the team is delighted with the positive reaction to the project and would like to thank Caia Community Council for their support and St Mark’s Church for accommodating the project.

Wings ’n’ Things’ next children’s clothing exchange will be from 11am till 2pm on Saturday, November 5 at St Marks Church, Caia Park, Wrexham.