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16th Aug, 2022

Getting fashionably thrifty for Shakespeare Hospice

They will offering cut priced clothes aimed at young people at the hospice shop in Greenhill Street in Stratford on Saturday February 8, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The event has been organised by pupils from Stratford schools who act as ‘student ambassadors’ for the hospice. The group meets regularly to help promote and put on events.

And this time, as well as fund-raising for the charity, which gives free care to those with terminal illnesses, the group wants to promote sustainable fashion.

Volunteer Ruby, from King Edward VI school, and who also volunteers at the shop, said: “The thrift event aims to attract young people who are interested in saving money through affordable fashion which also helps the environment at the same time.”

The group has been involved in all aspects of organising the event including selecting clothing from the donations received by the Shakespeare Hospice shops, to designing posters and marketing materials.

The fund-raiser will also include live music from local band Myriam Adams.

Shop manager Helen Furniss said: “This is our first event aimed specifically at attracting younger people into our charity shop. It’s very exciting to be working alongside all the young people with their energy, enthusiasm and creative ideas!

“The Greenhill Street store is vital to the income generation funding the Shakespeare Hospice services including day hospice, ‘Hospice at Home service’, and pre and post bereavement support for families, young people and children.”

Around £2.4 million is needed each year to provide the services with nearly 90 per cent of funds generated from the seven hospice shops.

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