Uniforms 4 Kids (U4K) is an innovative program re purposing donated law enforcement and emergency services organisations uniforms (which would have otherwise been disposed of), into beautiful and unique clothes made with love for children in need.

Acting Inspector Tracey Hartley has established U4K on the Gold Coast.

“This year I have established three separate networks of wonderful ladies who are volunteering their time to re purpose our police uniforms into children’s clothing,” Acting Inspector Hartley said.

“Pictured is the newly formed group of ladies who have been able to form connections through their passion for sewing.”

Recently, Mary-Anne Head, Officer in Charge, Pimpama Station from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has joined forces with Acting Inspector Hartley, gathering a collection of QAS uniforms which have also been re purposed.

“I am overwhelmed with the creativity and expertise of these volunteer sewers,” Ms Head said.

“They have taken what once would have been rubbish and made original, unique items of clothing and accessories that will help those in our community that are struggling.

Read the full article on the myPolice Gold Coast website here.

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