03 JanCharity shop appeals for vintage clothing

We already know that vintage bunting is in big demand these days. But now an Oxfordshire charity shop is opening a special vintage and retro clothing section. And it needs your old clothing donations to help it get started.

The Sue Ryder charity shop in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, which raises funds for people with  conditions such as motor neurone disease,  MS and cancer, is opening the section on January 17. The charity hopes to raise over £2 million in just one month as part of its Best Month Ever campaign.

Shop manager, Davina Wilkinson, 57, said: “Retro and vintage clothes are very much en vogue these days and we often have people asking for certain items from times gone by.

“We are looking for all types of clothing, bags and shoes from the 1940s, through the 60s and right up to the 80s. Items such as pill box jackets, long tweed coats and 50s-style handbags, through to 60s slip dresses, 70s flares and clothes with shoulder pads which were popular in the 80s and are now very much so again.”

If you’re in the Oxford or Abingdon area, you can take your donations of clothes (including wedding dresses), shoes and jewellery directly to the Abingdon store in Market Place, or to the Sue Ryder stores in Chapel Way, Oxford, and Sheep Street, Bicester.

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