It’s Lancashire Day today 27th November. The day commemorates the first day the county was represented at Parliament in 1215; Lancashire is a wonderful county, so much to see and do here. I live in Eccles, which started out in Lancashire, but is now in Greater Manchester, but most people consider themselves Lancastrians.
I thought I’d tell you about my visit to Burnley in the Lancashire hills last weekend; I was invited by Burnley Social to the #BigBurnleyClothesSwap to cover the event (free of charge). Burnley Social are working to promote Burnley as a great place to live, work, study and visit.
They ran the event to support students and young people to #recycle and #reuse while supporting the local Hospice (www.pendleside.org.uk) – and have a bit of fun too. They’d laid on hairdressers and makeup artists, and a photographer – and music.
Boohoo supported the event by donating ‘samples’ for the event – thanks Boohoo 😊
Why I love Clothes swaps #recycle #reuse
These are great ways to refresh your wardrobe – all you do is bring some clean, good quality items and swap for items from other people. When you get to a clothes swap event you’re usually given token or coloured raffles tickets corresponding to the same number of items you’ve brought (swapping like for like). So a raffle ticket for tops means you can choose a top, accessories for accessories etc.
I’ve been to a few clothes swaps at my WI. If you’ve not been to one – please try one out or get together with a group of friends yourselves. You’ll be surprised what you find – and swapping with real people means they have suggestions about what you should try that you’d never pick up.
I got a lovely checked shirt for my husband to add to his collection and a new party dress for me (under wraps for the moment)
Everything was well organised at #BigBurnleyClothesSwap and I saw people choosing some beautiful things. Thank you Burnley Social 🙂 I hear there’s going to be another clothes swap in 2019.
Money from ticket sales and all the left-over clothes were donated to Pendleside Hospice (who have charity shops too). Continue reading