Dorset’s Lewis-Manning Hospice will be running a ‘Give and Take Swap Shop’ event this weekend on Saturday 3rd May at The Corn Exchange in Blandford Forum between 9am – 12pm, via its town centre shop which is across the road.
The hospice, which is based in Poole and supports over 650 people in the area living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, is asking people to bring any unwanted, good quality, washed clothing along on the day, as well as shoes and accessories, to exchange for credits to swap for new items at the Swap Shop
Entry to the event is free to anyone bringing items to swap or otherwise by donation and there will refreshments and a raffle, as well as an opportunity to meet some of the Lewis-Manning team and find out more about volunteering opportunities.
Paul Tucker, Communications Officer at Lewis-Manning, said, “The Swap Shop concept is an excellent way to both discard with unwanted clothes or household items and find something new to upgrade your wardrobe or home at the same time.
We have recently had students from both Bournemouth & Poole College and Bournemouth University host similar events and they have proved hugely successful. It’s obviously a great opportunity to have a clear out and find a new home for unwanted items but what makes it work so well is the buzz of finding something new and different to replace it with.
Young people, in particular, seem to really enjoy these events as it means they can keep an eye on what they spend but also help a local charity, while upgrading their wardrobe with something perhaps vintage or an item that be transformed with the help of a sewing machine.”
For more information, please contact Debbie at the Blandford Hospice Shop on 01258 458521 or call the fundraising team at Lewis-Manning Hospice on 01202 708470.
The Corn Exchange is situated at Market Place in the centre of Blandford Forum and there is disabled access at the main entrance. Parking is available within easy walking distance.