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Shoppers help the needy at Darlington launch of Pink Crumble
BARGAIN-HUNTERS helped the needy at the launch of a clothing exchange this weekend.
Pink Crumble, a pre-loved clothing exchange, was held for the first time in Darlington on Saturday (September 28).
Shoppers were invited to donate or swap clothes and pick up bargains at the event, which was opened by jockey Ryan Mania and also featured fashion shows and live music.
The event was organised by Darlington foodbank volunteer Gill Laverick as a way of raising money to help the needy, with proceeds going toward helping society’s most vulnerable people.
Ms Laverick, 47, said: “The money we made will go back into the community. When I volunteer at the foodbank, I see a lot of people who are struggling to meet the demands of the day.
“I wanted to do something that could help and there are so many people who buy expensive clothes and wear them just once, like at a wedding.
“Donating the clothes to us means I can sell them on and help somebody.”
She added that the event would be the first of many, with plans for more Pink Crumble days in the pipeline.
For more information, visit pinkcrumble.com.
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