More than £100 has been raised for Leicestershire and Rutland hospice LOROS after a clothes swap shop event at The Lansdowne pub in Leicester.

Several bags of clothes have also been donated to the charity’s shop following the event at the pub in London Road.

“We raised almost £110 and gave 15 bags of clothes to the Queens Road branch of LOROS,” said event joint organiser Rachel Hurst. “We had lots of swaps and hopefully people were pleased with their new outfits.”

The idea behind the event was to swap unwanted items and freshen up wardrobes by adding new clothes in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way.

It was the second event of its kind held at The Lansdowne, and others are planned, added Rachel.

The pub will also be supporting LOROS at its Trinkets and Tinsel Christmas Fair on Saturday December 10th, which runs from 1pm to 6pm and will feature stalls selling a range of goodies.

The Leicester Chorus Society will be providing a range of festive tunes.

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