POOLE business Kite Clothing donated over £20,000 worth of clothing to Afghan refugee children.

The brand’s founder, Jo Spragg, was contacted by her friend, Cheryll Rogers, who was organising support for Afghan refugees.

Jo was keen to help as she knew that they had some old stock that could be donated.

The organic and sustainable company normally hold local sales to sell previous season stock in order to ensure none goes to landfill but due to covid this had not been possible.

So, Jo and the team at Kite packed the clothes into boxes by size to make it easier for the families receiving them.

Then Cheryll, working with RE:ACT Disaster Response, arranged the collection and transport of the clothes to a hub.

The brand donated a wide variety of styles including warm weather gear for winter, as well as t-shirts, trousers, dresses and more.

A spokesperson from Kite Clothing said: “Many refugee families arrived here in the UK with very little, or even nothing, so this is our small way of making sure they have good quality clothing that they can rely on as they navigate their new lives.

“From newborn babies, through to older children, we have been able to provide many children with enough clothing for the coming weeks and months.”

Donations can be made to Cheryll’s GoFund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-afghan-service-families or by donating directly to RE:ACT: https://www.re-act.org.uk/