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More than 250,000 Scottish children live in relative poverty. 

Last year, a record number of food parcels were handed out to users of food banks in Scotland.

 In Glasgow’s “corridor of death”, a seven-mile stretch from west to east, male life expectancy drops by more than 20 years.

Now, Scots are being asked to “sponsor a child” this summer – by buying uniforms for deprived youngsters in their own communities.

The Back to School Uniform Bank network in Scotland aims to provide free school shoes, ties and blazers among other essentials for primary and secondary pupils from disadvantaged communities. Edinburgh School Uniform Bank received more than 100 offers after issuing an appeal last weekend.
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