Weird Fish clothing, with its head office based in Tewkesbury Business Park, donated clothing to a charity event in Cheltenham.
‘Clothes Swap Extravaganza’ took place on Friday March 29, to raise funds and awareness for Headway Gloucestershire and Mercy in Action. More than £400 was raised through the event, which will subsequently be donated to the charities. The event was held at Sarah Cross’ home address in Cheltenham, a wardrobe editor and fitness instructor.
Sarah, the event organiser, encouraged people to bring their unwanted items to swap and teamed up with local clothing brands to provide a ‘new’ rail of clothes that were sold for further fundraising. Popular clothing brand Weird Fish donated a selection of womenswear samples to the event in support of the two charities.
Naomi Hedicker, PR Co-Ordinator and Brand Communications at Weird Fish, commented: “We’re pleased to have been able to contribute to this charity event; wherever possible, we like to give back to the community we live and work in.”
Headway Gloucestershire provides specialist services and support to survivors of acquired brain injury in Gloucestershire, including their partners, families, friends and carers, aiming to improve the lives of survivors and those around them.
Mercy in Action works to rescue vulnerable children from the dangers of the streets in the Philippines, by offering them food, nurture and an education. All unwanted items of clothing remaining at the end of the event were donated to Mercy in Action.
Sarah Cross, wardrobe editor and organiser of the event, commented: “I’m very grateful to Weird Fish for their support and for donating items of clothing for the event. The ‘rail of new clothes’ concept sparked much excitement locally and helped encourage more people to come and take part, and of course this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of brands like Weird Fish. I’m hopeful that the event will make us all take a closer look in our wardrobes and think about how our unwanted items can be passed onto others, all the while supporting charities and reducing the overall amount of textile waste.”
Weird Fish head office is based in Tewkesbury Business Park in Gloucestershire and all items are available to purchased online www.weirdfish.co.uk.