Ladies swap wardrobes for Macmillan

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 August 2014

Charity Fundraiser clothes swap , Sandford village hall,

Charity Fundraiser clothes swap , Sandford village hall,

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SWAPPING instead of shopping was the main aim of a charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support in Sandford on Friday.

Charity Fundraiser clothes swap , Sandford village hall, Stephanie Thorne, Jenny Cobbold and Shirley Lund.Charity Fundraiser clothes swap , Sandford village hall, Stephanie Thorne, Jenny Cobbold and Shirley Lund.

The village hall was transformed into a walk-in wardrobe fit for any thrifty fashion-lover as part of the charity clothes swap.

People were asked to arrive with £5 and five pieces of unwanted clothing, in exchange for five new items to add to their collection.

Alex Bee, aged 20 from Winscombe, organised the event, she said: “Unlike a jumble sale it was more about bringing quality clothing.

“I’m interested in fashion and the sustainability of the fashion industry, I think our throw-away attitude to clothing is really sad and people should start embracing second-hand clothing.”

The event raised £176 for the charity, which provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Miss Bee said: “I think Macmillan is a really great cause, everyone was really positive and asked if it was going to be an annual event.

“It was a lot of fun and we donated left over clothes to Weston Hospicecare’s shop in Winscombe, so none of the clothes went to waste.

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