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Help us provide uniforms and school supplies so HHUGS children get the best start to the school year.
The trauma of a father arrested and in prison. The anguish of a family broken and ostracised. The painful memories of bullying from the previous school year. These are the invisible horrors Sara will carry inside of her, on that dreaded first day. Adding to it all might be the shame of wearing an ill-fitting school uniform and old shoes that are hard to walk in. Such noticeable signs of poverty surely mark Sara out for further ridicule… unless you can help.
The average cost of a uniform is £337 per year for each secondary school child and £315 a year for each primary school child. Research shows that a worryingly high number of children from the UK’s poorest families have reported bullying, as a result of not being able to afford basic school essentials. Some even suffer the humiliation of being sent home for wearing ‘incorrect’ attire.
With inflation at a 30-year high, almost half the Muslim population in the UK is now entrapped in a cycle of poverty, compared to 18% of the general population. 65% are now falling into debt to get by, as surging prices and rising bills mean the poorest households in our community have been hit hardest.