16 June 2009

Guess who’s coming to work in our charity shop today?!

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Only the amazing Tara Palmer-Tomkinson! She's stopping by at Mary's Living and Giving Shop this afternoon to man the tills and drop off some pieces from her enviable wardrobe. So if you haven't already gone down to the Village at Westfield, it's time to make your move. Because we've got some gems landing on the rails today... We're going all ethno with some gladiator sandals from Topshop, safari summer dresses from Graham & Spencer, beautiful maxi Indian dresses from Issey Miyake, Goddiva and Lalesso, clutch bags from Folli Follie and bespoke mother of pearl necklaces, coral and onyx earrings from Sam Ubhi. Why? Well it's all to raise money for Save the Children's Africa day, which is today. Sub-Saharan African children are at their most vulnerable during the first 28 days of their lives, but deaths of these babies can be avoided for as little as 90p. So please get down to our charity shop, pick up some bargains and know your money will be helping save lives.

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And if you want EVEN more, here's the low-down on what else is happening every day this week: Wednesday is lingerie day, with Myla kindly donating over £2,500 of stock; Thursday is golden-hour day, when we'll be putting out amazing donations – including this Jo Malone Candle Trousseau worth £750; Friday is Nike day (think trainers galore!), and the weekend sees the return of SUPER designer days with donations from Nicole Farhi, John Rocha, Jaeger and Stella McCartney to name just a few. Plus another special guest will be helping out on the tills, too!

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PLUS don't forget we need YOUR clothes too. Details of how to donate are below. We've raised over £60,000 already for Save the Children, MIND and Trees for Cities. But together we can do more!

Drop off your donations at any Save the Children shop in the UK or send your donations clearly marked for 'MARY'S LIVING AND GIVING SHOP' to Save the Children collection depot, 4a Cotton Brook Road, Sir Francis Ley Industrial Park South, Derby DE23 8YH.

Alternatively, you can drop off your donations at Grazia HQ. Strictly between 9am and 6pm at 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JG. For further information call 020 7295 6779.

Come to Westfield London from 4-27 June and drop in your donations before you carry on shopping. Mary's Charity Shop is next door to Donna Ida and Twenty8Twelve on the first floor in The Village at Westfield. The shop closes on 27 June.

THE SHOP OPENING TIMES
Mary's Living and Giving shop is open Monday-Saturday: 10-9pm, Sunday: 12-6pm. From the 4-27 June.


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