Charity Clothes Swap raises money for great causes!

Leah Simms one of our new run leaders and club member for a few years, organised a charity clothes swap event for the members. The aim, to pass on and exchange preloved or new sports wear whilst raising money for good causes.

Members were invited to donate 5 clean unwanted sports items of their own either on the night or in the preceding weeks. They then paid £5 entrance fee and were allowed to take home 5 items , any additional items required were charged at 50p an item.  Ladies were asked to vote where the money went, the charities that benefitted are ones close to our members hearts.

The ladies were absolutely delighted with their purchases many leaving with bag full’s and others with one of two carefully selected items. Donations included brand new sports bras, Nike trainers, Sweaty Betty leggings, Nike and Adidas shorts and running tights.  Plus there were gym tops vest t-shirts running jackets, high vis attire, swimming accessories, hats, new morphs and gloves.

The evening was such a success, we raised £170 in one hour and this has  been divided between the two charities voted for are Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas. The money has been donated via sponsorship to ladies that are running marathons and trekking in their names.

Left over items will be used for another similar event later in the year.

Thank you To Sue Hart for the loan of the venue.

Leah with her clothes swap bargains
Leah with her clothes swap bargains

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