A Moray charity that provides school uniforms for families in need has received a timely boost as schools return.
The Moray School Bank has been awarded £1,000 from the Moray and Nairn Freemasons on behalf of the provincial grand lodge reserves after the suspension of all fundraising activity.
School bank development co-ordinator Debbie Kelly was “delighted” to receive the donation that will be crucial as more and more Moray families struggle with the pandemic’s impact on household income.
When the children outgrow them, the uniforms are put back into the bank or recycled so that others can get use out of them.
Mrs Kelly added: “It’s amazing when we receive donations like this.
“It makes such a difference not only to the children but the parents as it really helps take the load off them.”
While Forres Freemason Brian Kerr said: “Normally we hold fundraising events however they were cancelled due to the pandemic so the cash came from reserve funds.
“As an organisation it is incredibly important to us to support groups.
“Our Lossiemouth member was very touched by the conversation and suggested we do something.
“Moray School Bank is an organisation that needs our help during these tough times.”