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Bradford City FC Community Foundation and Helping Hands Bradford host prom drive collection for young people in the city

The Bradford City FC Community Foundation and Helping Hands Bradford have been collecting donations of prom items in recent weeks, and hosted a collection day on Sunday 2nd June.

Young people and their families were invited to the Foundation’s City Hub cafe to try on and take home dresses, suits, shoes and accessories ahead of prom season.

The drive aimed to get young people from deprived areas of Bradford suited and booted, allowing them to enjoy prom season without having to pay for items.

Bradleigh Pioli, the Foundation’s Head of Events and Commercial, said: “Prom night is a fixture in young peoples’ calendars, and we, the Bradford City FC Community Foundation, are delighted to be able to play our part in making a special night that bit more special. We would like to thank all who donated to the drive, and encourage others to do so. Providing clothing, accessories, glitz and glamour for young people who would otherwise struggle to source or afford to do so means that everyone will get the chance to mark the occasion and look the part.”

The Foundation works in some of the most deprived wards in the city, and took the opportunity to re-home old or unused dresses, suits, jewellery, accessories, formal shoes and heels, many other prom-related items.

Anne Tetely, a Helping Hands volunteer, said: “At Helping Hands we do a lot for the people of Bradford. We don’t just do drives like this - we do a food bank, and anyone who needs anything can put a post on our Facebook page, and someone will come forward. The need in Bradford is massive. We’d like to thank the Bradford City FC Community Foundation for hosting this event, and we are already having discussions about making next year bigger and better.”



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