Side Street Style: Give up Clothes for Good

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15/09/2017

Give up Clothes for Good






This year for me has been a lot about personal development, learning that great things can happen from small ideas and one person really can make a difference and if we work together that impact can be even greater. With so much going on in the world its felt in many ways a bit of a negative time but I have been very focused on bringing positivity into my life through positive actions that can help others. Having grown up in South Africa I am fully aware of how lucky I am to be healthy and able to provide for my children, for many this is a huge struggle, not only in South Africa but worldwide.

I still work on my minimalist challenge and even though I am not as far as I was hoping I would be at this point it's something that is changing the way I think about things and putting gratitude at the forefront of my daily life through simple pleasures, family and wellbeing. Minimalizing my life has also been a slower process than expected because I didn't simply just want to get rid of things I wanted to do it in a sustainable way by recycling, upcycling, finding a new home for the things I no longer need and hopefully also raising some money for charity and giving back to organizations that really need help.






So I'm really excited to be collaborating with TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens who are encouraging people between 1st Sept - 30th September to give up any unwanted good quality clothes, accessories or homeware items and drop them off instore as part of one of the UK's longest running clothes collections. This fundraising partnership has raised £30.3m since 2004. £26.3 million of this total directly funds research into cancers affecting children and young people, with a further £4 million supporting general cancer research. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and being a mother myself I feel it's really important to support charities like this because they rely so heavily on donations.

Even though I have already done quite a big clear out of my wardrobe I still managed to find a few pieces I simply don't wear anymore and remember what no longer works for you could be perfect for someone else. Also we all know kids shoot up and quickly out-grow their clothes and they quickly pile up so not only would these go to a fantastic cause but also free up some space in their wardrobes too, so a win win all round.





The whole process was really easy, I simply bagged up some clothes I didn't need, headed into Cardiff and dropped them off at the city centre store and was immediately hit with that feel good factor. So now that I have donated I nominate Alison from Not Another Mummy Blog, Claire Evans from the Diary of Evans-Crittens, Gill from Baby on Board and Rachel from The Little Pip, as well as anyone who is reading this blog, share the love and get involved. 






Donated items are sold in Cancer Research UK shops and all money raised goes directly towards helping beat children’s cancers sooner so let’s pull together and make a real difference this September.

So I'm really excited to be collaborating with TKMaxx and Cancer Research Kids & Teens who are encouraging people between 1st Sept - 30th September to give up any unwanted good quality clothes and homewares in one of the UK's longest running clothes collections. This fundraising partnership has raised £30m since 2004. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and being a mother myself I feel it's really important to support charities like this because they rely so heavily on donations.






14 comments:

  1. This is such a brilliant idea - I really need to get involved in this and try it myself. Our wardrobe is bursting with clothes, half of which I don't even wear any more.

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  2. This is a great cause! I need to go through my clothes and do a clear out!

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  3. Such a great cause and a really easy way to donate to charity.

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  4. What a great idea! We regularly clear out clothes and donate them. It's so important not to create as much waste and I think with the speed the fashion industry moves, clothes are a big factor in this. Donating is such a great idea and really helps reduce the amount of waste.

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  5. This would be a nice idea to help smaller charities but still. I like TO Maxx :)

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  6. This is a great idea. I need to do a clearout and TKMaxx is just up the road

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  7. What a great cause! We are moving house, so I am clearing out my wardrobe - so this is good timing.

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  8. This is such a fab initiative I am constantly culling my wardrobe so this would be a meaningful way to get the next cull supporting a fab cause.

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  9. This is a great idea - I need a wardrobe clear-out anyway so to help out a charity at the same time is SO worth it.
    Tori x

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  10. This looks like a very good idea. I have lots of unwanted clothes

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  11. Great idea, we all have so many clothes we never wear that are just taking up space.

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  13. This is a really great cause to support. I have lots of clothes that don't fit me but I hang onto 'just in case', I think I will donate them instead now!

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