Make the most of your old clothes

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A fashion roadshow to encourage people to make the most of their old clothes and to donate any items they have finished with is coming to Wisbech.

The ‘Wear it, Love it, Share it’ project aims to encourage people to recycle their clothes and hunt out a second-hand bargain at Rosmini Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech on Saturday June 11.

Taking place from noon until 4pm, the event will involve a whole host of activities including:

* a second-hand fashion market

* catwalk shows

* makeovers

* free craft workshops

* free activities for kids: face painting, puppet making and treasure hunt

Key attractions of the day are catwalk shows of outfits available from local charity shops, starting at 12:30pm and 2pm. The clothes will be available for purchase at the second-hand fashion market immediately after the show.

Councillor Peter Murphy from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership, said: “Wear it, Love it, Share it campaign aims to stop clothes that are no longer wanted ending up in landfill. We want to encourage people to donate or recycle clothes instead of harming the environment and filling up landfill sites. I am sure those with their fingers on the fashion pulse will find themselves a bargain or will learn how to make an old outfit current in true Gok Wan style. So please come along and join the fun.”

Kay Barnes from Sue Ryder said: “This campaign is a fun way to remind everyone that donating their unwanted clothes to charities helps raise much needed funds for good causes. By reusing and recycling clothes it also reduces our impact on the environment.”

Those coming to the event will also enjoy an opportunity to enter numerous competitions with prizes courtesy of local businesses, including Esselle gym, Skaterz Roller Rink and The Luxe Cinema. A chance to win vouchers to spend on the day will await those who will bring their unwanted clothes to donate them to charity.

The events are being run by councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, in partnership with local charities and businesses.

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