Get Shwopping for Oxfam on 9th May

Tomorrow is the biggest shwopping event of the year – it’s the One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out in aid of Oxfam. I’m loving volunteering as an Oxfam Fashion blogger (here’s my previous blog post for oxfam) and I will certainly be getting involved with all the shwopping!

It’s time to rifle through your drawers and pick out all the things you’ve not worn for ages, then take them down to your local Marks & Spencer store to take part in the shwopping event. You’ve probably seen the advert on the telly with my favourite uber-glamourous actress Joanna Lumley but here’s a little more info: On 9th May 2013, Oxfam volunteers will be at selected M&S shops around the country to collect your shwopping donations and you should be able to find a shwopping box in your local store. No matter what you bring along, every single donation is put to good use and is either resold, reused or recycled by Oxfam – earning extra cash for the charity whilst giving you something back too: at the One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out for every donation of unwanted clothes you make, you’ll receive a £5 off voucher for when you spend £35 on clothing, home and beauty at M&S.

shwopping donation

If you get along to a shwopping event tomorrow, make sure you take some snaps and use the hash tag #wardrobeclearout so we can see all your wonderful donations. You may think that your little donation might not be much but our collective shwopping can make a big difference to the charity – last year’s One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out saw approx 750,000 garments were donated, worth around £400,000 for Oxfam – so get shwopping tomorrow!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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