Sidmouth duo gear up for charity clothes swap bonanza

PUBLISHED: 16:01 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:15 17 June 2010

INSPIRED by a TV show, two Sidmouth women have organised a clothes swapping event for charity to be held later in the month. As previously reported in the Herald Diane Main, 39, owner of Georgie Pies and Samantha Nichol, 33, owner of Secret Wardrobe, thou

INSPIRED by a TV show, two Sidmouth women have organised a clothes swapping event for charity to be held later in the month.

As previously reported in the Herald Diane Main, 39, owner of Georgie Pies and Samantha Nichol, 33, owner of Secret Wardrobe, thought up the idea after watching Twiggy's Frock Swap, aired on the BBC, in October.

After months of preparation and negotiations the pair have now finalised a date and a venue.

Diane said: "We originally wanted to have the clothes swap in December but it has been such a busy period we had to put it on hold for a little while.

"It is a girlie evening where people can swap good quality clothes that you love but can't wear anymore."

Clothes can be tried on then and there and a seamstress is available to make minor alterations.

As well as the main clothes swapping event there will also be a raffle with a variety of prizes on offer which have been supplied by the local business community.

All of the proceeds from the evening will go to Breast Cancer UK.

Samantha said: "It's going to be a fun evening which will bring everyone together. "We were originally going to have it on the night of the storms so it's a good job we changed the date.

"It will be something to look forward to at the end of January as there isn't too much going on and it will be nice to raise a bit of money for charity."

The fundraiser will be held at Woolbrook Church Hall, Sidmouth on Friday, January 30. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start and it is expected to finish at 10pm.

Tickets (£5), which include automatic entry into the raffle and refreshments, can be bought from Georgie Pies and the Secret Wardrobe.

For more information contact Diane on (01395) 577345.


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