Bromsgrove's Blue Cross Shop urging people to head down to find that 'fancy frock on a budget' for their Christmas parties - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove's Blue Cross Shop urging people to head down to find that 'fancy frock on a budget' for their Christmas parties

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th Dec, 2022   0

THE BLUE Cross charity shop in Bromsgrove is urging people to come down to get a ‘fancy frock on a budget’ for their Christmas and new year celebrations.

The store has plenty of pre-loved sparkly, sequined and classic little black dresses for some ‘cut-price glamour’.

And the shop also stocks nearly-new books, ornaments and household goods, along with vintage retro collectible items at its ebay shop – – perfect for ‘secret Santa’ gifts and stocking fillers.

The shop is also urging people who have any unwanted frocks, accessories or fancy footwear to drop them off at this store or one of the other Blue Cross outlets to give the outfit a new lease of life for office parties this year.

Sales of all pre-loved items helps the thousands of homeless, abandoned sick and injured pets cared for by the charity every month.

David Palmer, Head of Retail at Blue Cross said: “This Christmas, Blue Cross has never been needed more.

“We are reaching out to help pets and their people through our pet food banks, veterinary services and, sadly, we are taking in abandoned pets who urgently need our help.

“Funds raised by sales from our local charity shops will help the pets at our animal rehoming centres.

“We are welcoming all customers to peruse the shops and drop in donations of frocks and other items in good condition to raise as much as we can to give all the homeless pets in our care an extra special Christmas this year.”

To find out more about donating items to Blue Cross charity shops and volunteering opportunities, visit

2022 is the 125th anniversary of Blue Cross, originally ‘Our Dumb Friends League’. The charity originally formed to help pets and their people through difficult times and today has never been needed more.

From finding pets loving new homes, running a network of pet food banks and providing essential vet care, Blue Cross supports pet owners looking for help. To donate to Blue Cross this Christmas visit


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