Inside Britain’s first clothing bank where every donated item is an act of solidarity and hope

June 3, 2016

Sorting the clothing into categories Trestle tables are piled high with donated clothes. Through the door, sandwiches and tea are being handed out in a soup kitchen. Walking into Brandon Welfare Hall is like stepping back in time to the miner’s strike. At the back of the hall, women with prams are collecting nappies and baby milk. Two hand-stitched miners’ banners hang from the walls. The only thing that tells…