A wide range of charities have been working with Thrive’s Birmingham Suit Amnesty to ensure individuals can benefit from people’s generosity.
Fidelis Hynam, one of the initiative’s main co-ordinators, has been liaising with more than 14 groups who wanted to receive suits. For some it was just two or three while others hoped suitable suits would be available for a range of people.
Fidelis, a fundraiser for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “It has been lovely to see people come along and choose their suits. Everyone talks about how friendly people are in Birmingham and some might think it is a cliché but doing something like this shows how absolutely true it is – people do want to help and support the community.
“It proves it isn’t just rhetoric. It proves that by some people coming together and sparing some time one small act of donating a suit can have a huge impact on lots of people.
“These suits will give people the confidence and self respect they deserve and the knowledge there are people out there who want them to succeed.”
The charities included WAITS, Women Acting in Today’s Society.