Mum launches new venture

Rita Bibby of Chorley Unicycle
Rita Bibby of Chorley Unicycle
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A Chorley mum-of-three has launched a new service to recycle school uniforms.

Rita Bibby, 45, of Cross Keys Drive, Whittle-le-Woods, has launched Chorley Unicycle to help struggling families cope with big bills for primary and high school kit.

She launched the charitable venture after hearing about how middle-class families were coming to terms with the rising cost of living.

She said: “I have been thinking about doing this for a while. I have three sons and my eldest’s uniforms have always been passed down but families with one child will just throw them out.

“I was listening to a radio programme one day and they were talking about food banks starting up around the country and how they are being used by working families because the cost of living is going up so much. I was horrified.”

When Rita finished a degree in social work she turned her attention to the venture, which she hopes will gradually take off.

She said: “We will collect uniforms and repair them and send them out to families who need them or just don’t want to buy new.

“It is all confidential. People can just let me know which school and what size.”

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