17th Apr, 2021

Women urged to revamp their wardrobes without spending any money at Bromsgrove 'charity swish' frock swap

WOMEN in Fairfield and the surrounding area who want to update their wardrobes without spending any cash can go along to a ‘frock swap’ being held at the village hall on Wednesday (May 17).

As well as helping give residents a new look the charity swish will also be raising cash for the West Mercia Women’s Aid (Women’s Refuge).

High quality designer clothes and shoes have already been pledged and there will be a host of stalls, including one offering make-up tips and others featuring bags and jewellery.

Every person who goes along should take along between five and ten gently worn and washed items they no longer use (clothing, accessories, shoes or handbags).

Each participant then gets one token for one piece of clothing and can shop through the ‘pre-loved’ items with their tokens, along with enjoying a vintage tea party, learning different ways to do their hair and apply make-up and finding out how to best dress for their shape.

Those behind the evening say the emphasis is people taking quality items – not the old t-shirt they wear to do the gardening.

Clothes can be dropped off at 6.30pm with the swish beginning at 7.30pm.

Organiser Julie Baldwin said: “We organised the frock swap because we wanted to hold an event to get more of the community involved, especially some of the younger members.

“We have some fabulous facilities here in Fairfield but they are are under-used.

“As well as the swish, there will also be a number of fabulous stall-holders from make-up and hair to image consultants.

“And, with a vintage tea party, it should be a really good night.”

A variety of organisations have signed up to sponsor the different aspects, including hair by Karen Grove and Lou Hughes at Profiles, jewellery and bags by Moda Jewellery and image consultancy by Charlotte Scriven from House of Colour.

The vintage tea party refreshments are being provided by Denise Johnson, make-up by Emma Aston and a raffle and prizes courtesy of High House Health and Beauty.

West Mercia Women’s Aid is aimed at helping women and children who fall victim to domestic abuse and reducing the number of incidents in the area by

providing support, protection and prevention services that empower victims and survivors to break free from violence and abuse.

Items left over at the end will be donated to the refuge to help those who need them.

Email julesaallen@aol.com for more information on the event.

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