Come along to a pop-up event in London on 17th August where our charity partner Very will be giving away uniform and books with some very special guests!

Event details

Date: Tuesday 17th August

Time: 11:30am-4:30pm; celebrity hosts will be on-site from 12pm-2pm

Location: Observation Point, 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP

Entry: Free entry, no need to book

On the 17th of August, the one-day pop up will be located at the Observation Point on London’s South Bank hosted by single parent and former stylist to One Direction Lou Teasdale.

Families will be invited to select up to three items from a stocklist of brand-new shirts, trousers, skirts, jumpers, shoes, coats and backpacks to take away for free!

And alongside the uniform offering, families will also be gifted a book for their child, as part of Very’s partnership with Coram Beanstalk.

Lou Teasdale commented:

“Children, especially teenagers, lean on clothing as an expression of who they are – whether that’s to fit in or to stand out – and to boost their self-confidence around their peers. I’m so glad to be part of a campaign that aims to help families give their kids school clothes they can be proud of, whether that’s new products or helping them smarten up pre-loved items. Kids and families have had a difficult two years and it’s both exciting and probably daunting to as they get ready for their first “normal” year back, so anything we can do to boost their confidence is hugely valuable.”

Juliet Uzor, former primary school teacher and winner of 2019’s Great British Sewing Bee, will also be on hand to help families refresh and upcycle preloved uniform ahead of the new term.

And for kids who love a challenge, Team GB basketball star and former Love Islander Ovie Soko will be hosting Hot Shots, a basketball competition, giving participants the chance to take home extra prizes.

Ovie Soko said:

“When I think back to my own school years, yes it was fun and I had some great friends, but it was also quite a turbulent time, in terms of growing up, the pressure to do well and social stresses. Sport was always a great outlet for me, it gave me somewhere to focus my energy and it was something I really excelled in, which was a great confidence boost. I’m looking forward to putting these kids through their paces and hopefully giving away some great prizes too – we’re going to have loads of fun.”

Visitors at the fun family event will also be entertained by Heart DJ Dev Griffin and Capital XTRA’s Yinka Bokinni and invited to enjoy complimentary sweet treats.

Carly O’Brien, chief marketing officer at Very, said:

“As a brand, we’re focussing on empowering kids to feel great about themselves, and feel ready and excited to return to the classroom. We know how challenging the costs around uniforms and school supplies can be, so we wanted to help alleviate the pressure on families to make sure that kids feel energised for the school year ahead. As an organisation, we’re committed to helping to reduce uniform poverty, and we will continue to look at ways to support families in the coming years to ensure no children are held back by uniform worries.”