RAID MY WARDROBE
Raid My Wardrobe is a fun-filled charity fundraising and education initiative aimed at teenage girls.
The concept works because it hones in on something that girls love… fashion! The demand for throw-away fashion dominates the retail sector and most girls love to buy items that they may only wear a few times. This event gives them the chance to refresh their wardrobe by recycling their own pre-loved fashion items, whilst raising money for a great charity.
In addition to this, the girls get the opportunity to gain some great skills that would enhance any CV or UCAS application; skills such as:
- Planning and Organising
- Display and Merchandising
- Education & Awareness
Very importantly, everyone will enjoy getting involved in such a fun and exciting fashion event.
In order to make this happen and take the pressure out of organising such an event, Teenage Cancer Trust have compiled an “Event Organiser’s Toolkit “ which provides a step by step guide to making the event a success.
You can download this toolkit by clicking on the following links:
CASE STUDY: KINGS SCHOOL MACCLESFIELD
The concept of Raid My Wardrobe was piloted by the Girls Division of Kings School, Macclesfield in June 2013. Over the course of two lunchtimes, the girls managed to raise an astonishing £1,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust as well as raising awareness of teenage cancer.
Event Organiser – Margo Cornish
"It was great to pilot this event at King’s School. Despite the tight time –scale, the hard work and enthusiasm of the girls made sure that it was a huge success.
The school decided to have four “pop-up shops”, one for each House, and the House Captain and her deputy would be responsible for the organisation of their own shop. This meant getting enough quality items amongst the pupils in their House to sell, making their shop look amazing, and pricing and selling their merchandise to make as much money as possible.
On the two days (lunchtimes) that the event took place, the girls had already started to queue up outside the gym where the event was held long before we opened the doors. It was like sale day in Harrods! Everyone was so excited. As well as the four pop-up shops there was a home-made tie-dye stall where so many crop tops, baggy tees and socks were sold on the first day that we had to go home and make more that evening! We had a competition to find the best pop-up shop, which was judged by top Manchester designer Vicky Martin. The winning house received extra house points."
House Captain - Mimi Stevens, said: "This is the best charity event I have ever taken part in - it was great fun from start to finish. I particularly enjoyed setting up our own Pop-Up Shop and I am so proud that we raised so much money for Teenage Cancer Trust. I can’t wait until we do our next one."