Thursday, 12 April 2012

Give Up Clothes for GOOD

Did you know that according to research, around 20 million women are hoarding clothes that they no longer wear or that fit them? Bananas. 

Well here’s how we can try to reduce some of the zero’s on that figure: 

Throughout the month of April, you can bag up all your unwanted clothes that are taking up much needed space in your wardrobe (space = helloo much needed shopping trip) and take them down to your nearest TK Maxx. All of these quality garments & accessories (homeware too) will then be sold in a Cancer Research shop around the country, generating much needed money which will ultimately end up saving lives. When you think of it like that, it seems like a no-brainer really. Bag it & donate it – NOW!

TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK have been running their joint clothing collection campaign ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ together since waaaaay back in the day (2004) and this incredible partnership has already raised £10 million, £6 million of which has gone specifically into beating kids’ cancer. 

“Clearing out your wardrobe will help you to love and value the person you are today. By donating your clothes you know that you’re giving a child the chance to have a better life as well as giving your clothes a new lease of life.” Dr. Linda Papadopoulos

You can see how the story of nine year old Anna Robinson who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2006 here:

I almost choked on my chocolate Hob Nob when I found out that in the 1960s, only around 1 in 4 children with cancer survived. Today, almost 3 in 4 survive. That’s an incredible turnaround, and all you generous souls out there who have contributed to this great charity are a part of this change. Double air high fives to all of you. You’ve saved the lives of so many kids out there who wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for you. You cannot put a price on that. 

Get donating guys & dolls!

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