A fashionable clothes swapping event is being held at Leicester pub The Lansdowne to raise cash for charity.

The swap shop event on Saturday 29th October is in aid of LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice.

Now organisers are appealing to anyone who wants to freshen up their wardrobe and bag a bargain to take their unwanted items to the pub and pick up their tokens ready for the swap shop, which runs from 1pm to 6pm.

“We held our first swap shop earlier this year and it was really busy,” said Kate Owen, manager at The Lansdowne in London Road. “It was like being at a really good sale, with people rummaging through.

“It’s a great idea to swap clothes that you don’t want any more for items that others have donated. It’s a fun, cheap way to freshen up a wardrobe, ready for the new season, and of course it’s a very environmentally friendly way of gaining some new outfits.”

Clothes swapping events have become particularly popular in the current economic climate, as fashion fans aim to freshen up their look without shelling out a fortune.

It’s an opportunity to collect some cool clothes, while at the same time finding new homes for items you no longer wear that are cluttering up your wardrobe.

Tea, coffee and cupcakes will be on sale during the event, which is free to take part in with donations being taken in aid of LOROS.

Anyone who wants to join the clothes swap shop should take their items to The Lansdowne between now and 29th October and exchange them for tokens to use on the day.

For more information pop into the bar or follow on Facebook at Facebook/LansdowneLoves.

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