Flat Pack Storage Container for ReUniform at Benton Dene

BentonDene FlatpackLast year we delivered a 4m x 2m powder coated green flat pack storage container to the lovely people in the PTA Friends at ReUniform Benton Dene School in Newcastle. Benton Dene Schools are a mainstream primary school and a special primary school. The PTA work together to provide the school things it would like but can’t afford in their budget.

ReUniform at BentonDene is a project that grew out of a uniform swap they organised to help families save money and save school uniform from going into landfill.

The uniform they donated was often a bit all over the place, so they suggested they needed their own space to manage it themselves without getting in the way of the teaching staff… and that’s where we at Budget Shipping Containers came in!

building flatpackTheir plan was, they fit out their container so it’s more like a shop, so they could eliminate the stigma of ‘second hand’ while helping the environment, the local community and their most vulnerable families.

They were granted over £5000 from The National Lottery Community Fund in September which meant that they could pay for the container and its fittings. They would also need to fund laundry supplies so they could bring new life to some preloved school uniform. We were also happy to help here – by offering our Facebook Challenge for charities and good causes, where you can earn up to £200 + VAT off your container through Facebook likes. ReUniform at BentonDene managed to raise just under £50 + VAT off!

If you’re interested in taking part in this please see our page here: Earn charity sponsorship with our Facebook challenge (budgetshippingcontainers.co.uk)

ground ready for flatpack

flatpack base

inside of flatpack








ReUniform at BentonDene made sure there was hardstanding ground prepared for their container. They also fitted one of our self-fit insulation kits, to help prevent condensation build up. With their order, they also had 2 of our motion sensor lights.

outside of flatpack

Between when the container was built up in November, until February half term, ReUniform at BentonDene gave away almost 300 pieces of branded school uniform…


We saved a cost of just over £2100… that’s before we include anything grey or generic or shoes or coats and wellies and saving it all from landfill. We knew there was a need… Just thought you’d like to share in the happy that a little green shed can bring 😆

– Sarah Corrigan of ReUniform at BentonDene.

Check them out on Facebook to see how their project progresses further! https://www.facebook.com/ReUniformatBentonDene

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