Hospice Volunteers and Staff Create Unique Fashion Looks for New Winter Season

Volunteers and staff at Havens Hospices have been working hard to highlight the quality of clothes that can be found in charity shops in readiness for the Winter Launch of seasonal stock on Monday 7th October.

The volunteers taking part were based in the charity’s 23 shops across Essex and collaborated with members of staff to create unique and fashionable looks designed to encourage more people to visit and shop in a more sustainable manner.

They created a unique look in each shop, then enjoyed a professional style photo-shoot, after which the shop managers voted on their favourites.

The winning photo/look was created and modelled by Southchurch Volunteer, Gogontle, with the runners up in Hadleigh and South Woodham. Posters will be made of the three winners and used in all the Havens Hospices charity shops across the county to promote the winter range.

The charity, which includes Fair Havens, Little Havens and The J’s, launched a Snapchat channel to coincide with the Summer Launch earlier this year. Shoppers can also share their finds with the Havens Hospices Shops on Instagram with the hashtag #hhwinterlaunch. The charity can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Trevor Johnson, CEO of Havens Hospices Trading Company said, “Here at Havens Hospices we’ve always prided ourselves on the quality of our stock, we are incredibly lucky that our amazing supporters donate high end clothing items for us to sell. We are also now stocking new goods including handbags and accessories that change seasonally so our customers can always be on trend. This collaborative campaign aims to breakdown misconceptions about charity shop fashion and highlights the quality you can expect when visiting one of our shops.”

Havens Hospices has 23 shops across Essex. The shops help raise vital funds so that the charity can be there when a family is told there is no cure for their love one’s illness and help make the journey as comfortable as possible, controlling pain and medication, offering respite and caring for adults, babies, children and teenagers at the end of their lives.

The charity can only exist because of the kindness and generosity of their supporters who raise money, give their time as volunteers and donate saleable goods to our shops – for more information on where your local Havens Hospices’ shop is and how you can support it please click here .

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